Cardinal Angelo De Donatis the Vicar General for the Roman diocese, expressed his “heartfelt thanks” for the confused Pentecoste letter Francis wrote to the Roman clergy.
In a two-page reply full of obsequious emptiness, De Donatis calls Francis missive a “precious gift.”
He thanks him for his “witness of paternity,” “paternal and reassuring guidance,” his “prophetic gestures,” and for “transmitting hope and trust even to many non-believers.”
De Donatis tells Francis that “we trust in Your wise and Spirit-inspired guidance” and concludes with “we love you!”.
This kowtowing letter had become necessary after media reports that Francis and De Donatis barely talk to each other anymore.