Cardinal Sarah gave an interview on October 7th to Gian Guido Vecchi, which is in Italian. I have the translation of the interview in French but cannot find it in English yet. I wonder why ? Here is the link to the original interview in Italian for those burning with desire to translate and read it now. It's a wonderful interview, but I am posting it here now because he says many important things in the interview including a passage that fits beautifully with the latest TLIG Message that David just posted. I translate below a particularly relevant response that fits with the latest TLIG message about staying with the pope. Many have read or will read your book in opposition to the actual pontificate. Yet the book is dedicated to both Benedict and Francis, "the faithful follower of St Ignacius". Where is the truth? "The truth is that many write not to testify to the truth, but to create opposition between people, to harm human relationships. They do not care at all about the truth. The truth is that those who oppose the Holy Father cannot present a single word, a single phrase or a single attitude to support their absurd declarations, that are I would say diabolical. The devil divides, pits people against each other. The truh is that the Church is represented on earth by the Vicar of Christ, that is to say the Pope. And whomever is against the Pope is ipso facto outside of the Church. I understand that this human society - and the intellectual part in particular - needs contradictory debates to define its own positions, as if there are no other means to understand that the alternative between "we" and "them". It seems to me to be a gross error, if not diabolical. But the history of the Church, with the spirit of the devil who wants to divide Her, is a long history full of challenges, divisions and also always with the search for unity in Christ, that respects differences: it is a history founded on faith in one God made man Who came to share with each of us the way of life and the burden of suffering. The rest is nothing but absurd speculation. I would add that each Pope is the one that is "needed" for the times, that Providence sees quite well what it is that we need; did you know that? The quesstion is : is what you and I have received from our father still valid for our children? And if so how do we go about it so that they reappropriate this heritage? That is the truth of obviousness that we are called to rediscover with the unequaled analysis of Benedict XVI and with the great and luminous actions of Francis. There is great harmony and great continuity in [their pontificates] despite the obvious differences in their sensibilities, as we can all see in these past years. We must always interpret the words of Pope Francis by having recourse to the hermeneutics of continuity. Just as was done in their day between John Paul II and Paul VI. The history of the Church is beautiful and to reduce it to the typical political aspect and televised spectacles is a marketing operation and not a way of seeking the truth.