Francis has chosen Bologna Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, 66, as the new president of the Italian bishops on May 24. Before, the Pope made this appointment …
Like a New Age guru, Zuppi spoke in 2019 about the afterlife as a “fullness of light without diaphragms” where “even sin, darkness, the scars of our lives, everything is fully loved.” Unlike Zuppi, the Church understands the afterlife as the beatific vision of the Holy Trinity (heaven) and unquenchable fires for mortal sinners (hell).
In 2018 Zuppi penned an essay for the Italian translation of Father James Martin’s widely condemned pro-LGBT book, saying that the work was “useful for encouraging dialogue, as well as reciprocal knowledge and understanding, in view of a new pastoral attitude that we must seek together with our L.G.B.T. brothers and sisters.”