"The pulpits of the church are supposed to preach the gospel," recalled the Speaker of the Conference of the Polish Episcopate (KEP), Father Paweł Rytel-Andrianik, on Friday. He emphasized that "cases where the pulpit is used for other purposes violate the law of the Catholic Church and should not take place".
On Friday, the speaker of the Polish Bishops' Conference, Father Paweł Rytel-Andrianik, published a communiqué in which he recalled the purposes for which the pulpit of the church could be used.
"The pulpit of the church is destined to preach the gospel"
"Both the holy and the divine services and the liturgy are the times of prayer, the temples are in place of the god, and the gods are all devoted to them"
Father Rytel-Andrianik emphasized that" the pulpit of the Church should proclaim the gospel, comfort and admonish those affected, and remind them of the truths of the faith and magisterium of the Catholic Church ".
He added, "Cases where the pulpit is used for other purposes violate the law of the Catholic Church and should not take place."
"The temple is not a modification of the Areopagus (the hill on which the council was built in ancient Athens.) where he can come and express his opinion, "the priest explained. "In the Church, man receives the sacraments, experiences the closeness of God, hears evangelical truths, all other forms of activity that go beyond church law are abuses" – we read in the communiqué.
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Czarnecki in Speech in the Church
In the communiqué, the speaker did not specify which situations he referred to. It is possible that the impulse for an opinion was the situation in connection with the activities of the MEP for Justice and Justice Ryszard Czarnecki.
The politician published a picture on Twitter on Sunday showing how he speaks in front of the altar of the believers gathered in the temple in Kamieniec Wrocław.
Last night Wiązów, today before noon Kamieniec Wrocławski, Czernica municipality, Wroclaw district. Pfarrerntefest and mystery of the bread. Not the first time I was here and not the last time. Thank you for the warm welcome, the talks and the old Polish hospitality. pic.twitter.com/VLcSU53Vv2
– Ryszard Czarnecki (@r_czarnecki) August 18, 2019
Asked after this event on Monday in "Kropka nad i" in TVN24, Czarnecki stated that he it did not do it from the pulpit, but "in front of the altar". "This is not a pulpit," he argued. He explained that he was "invited by a priest who celebrated the harvest festival". – I said a few words, thanked the peasants, I am very glad that I had such an honor – he added.
The MEP asked if a politician should speak in a church and replied that "this is already the decision of a clergyman, priest, church leader".
– It was a harvest festival, a harvest festival of the church, and then there was the bread mystery where I shared bread with parishioners. They were very glad that I came to them, thanked me and I thanked them, the farmer, for their hard work – added Czarnecki.
MP Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska of Platforma Obywatelska commented on this event by saying: – I dream of a situation in which the PiS easy to such talks where we can talk and argue about the program. Meanwhile, I understand that PiS is very afraid of such program discussions, which is why he fled to the church.
Wroclaw Curia: Unacceptable that politicians should speak during the liturgy altar
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– The liturgical regulations make it very clear who has the right to speak during the liturgy and what content can be transmitted from the pulpit. The pulpit should only be used to preach the Word of God, it should not even be read in the announcements of the parish, and especially not by politicians – said on Monday in a conversation with Onet the spokesman of the curia, priest Rafał Kowalski.
According to the portal, hierarchs expect you to speak an explanation of the priest who has allowed the MEP to speak in front of the altar.
– It will also be remembered to all the priests that as a diocese we have no political option. It is unacceptable for politicians to speak during the liturgy from the altar or from the pulpit. Kowalski.
Author: Morning / Government
Source: tvn24, PAP, Onet