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Hot Topics: Archbishop Speaks Exclusively With Gloria.TV

On Wednesday, Italian Gloria.tv published an exclusive interview with the former archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, Monsignor Luigi Negri. Negri is a John Paul II bishop and a friend of Benedict XVI. …More
On Wednesday, Italian Gloria.tv published an exclusive interview with the former archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, Monsignor Luigi Negri. Negri is a John Paul II bishop and a friend of Benedict XVI. Therefore, Pope Francis quickly removed him once he turned 75, although Negri had only been five years in Ferrara. The late Dubia Cardinal Carlo Caffarra was also a Ferrara archbishop before he was moved to Bologna.
In the interview, Monsignor Negri remembered the Second Vatican Council as a time during which he tried to adapt to the – quote – “objective novelties” which the Council proposed. “Novelties” are however something negative as the Church has not the right to make up new things beyond what is transmitted in Bible and Tradition.
The big liturgical changes after the Council had – quote – “practically no” - impact on the future archbishop. Quote, “Like all lay Christians we took note of them although we did not understand everything.” In other words: Even among the best Catholics, … More
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Another Monsignor Luigi Negri Interview - Islam

Why, unlike Catholicism, is Islam not in crisis?
"Because it has a political rather than a religious vocation: Islam more than a faith is a law, a status, synthesized by the term sharia".
What worries you about Islam?
"Unlike Christianity, which exalts the freedom of man and his irreducibility, to the point of making him a partner of God in faith, …More
Another Monsignor Luigi Negri Interview - Islam

Why, unlike Catholicism, is Islam not in crisis?
"Because it has a political rather than a religious vocation: Islam more than a faith is a law, a status, synthesized by the term sharia".
What worries you about Islam?
"Unlike Christianity, which exalts the freedom of man and his irreducibility, to the point of making him a partner of God in faith, Islam does not take the person into consideration. The Muslim is valid only for the social and political context in which he lives. It is no coincidence that Islam spreads among the weak, who need authority to feel protected. Another worrying aspect is its tendency to break down the values of Western civilization, first of all that of the insurmountable distinction between politics and religion, repeatedly emphasized by Pope Ratzinger and which seems to me one of the best aspects of our Constitution. In Islam the religious authorities, which in many cases also act as civil authorities, administer justice in their courts by issuing fatwas that also include the death penalty. All without clearly seeing the basis of this social authority. Then there is the increase in the absence of a univocal interpretation of religious texts ".
What do you think of the immigration issue?
"Integration must be reasonable and doors cannot be opened, like a party, without highlighting the human and cultural economic costs of immigration, because this means making ideological indifference. I am a Catholic and therefore I am for the acceptance of diversity but it cannot be without measures because otherwise it leads to the crushing and elimination of our society. This is not how Christian Europe has, over the centuries, integrated the factors of novelty that have contributed to making its wealth ".
Negri is "for the acceptance of diversity"? Does he know what "diversity" means and how the term is used?
I was looking around for Italy and immigration and found an interesting chart. They even allow Moldovans in.