You have probably read something about the most recent chapter in the SSPX Williamson dust up in which the main players are the Swedish Bishop Arborelius and Card. Castrillon interviewd in the Suddeutsche Zeitung … sounds like another bad Dan Brown novel, doesn’t it?
This comes from Francesco Colafemmina on Fides et Forma. The English is a little rough around the edges, but it is clear enough in meaning.
THE MISTERY OF THE "FALSE" TRANSLATION OF THE INTERVIEW TO CARD. CASTRILLON
by Francesco Colafemmina
Thank to a really smart german reader we discovered this new point in the incredible affaire Williamson Part 2nd.
On September 30th the catholic agency Zenit published only in spanish language the "true interview of Cardinal Castrillon on the Williamson affair". However this "true interview" is so just partially. Between addendum and cuts is infact a new text!
In particular the Zenit’s interview added this passage:
There were however some complaints addressed to your collegue in the Commission"Ecclesia Dei", Mons. Camille Perl.
Cardenal Darío Castrillón: No, I cannot see any responsibility in him. But I don’t like in any case to establish in this way, a priori, responsibilities. If I have to speak about Card. Re I make it just for one reason: because organically his departement is charged to know what the bishops say and what the medias say about the bishops. [The Cong. for Bishops monitors what bishops say in the media. Think about that.]
What would you say to whom affirms that Mons. Filoni and Mamberti have a part of responsibility?
Cardenal Darío Castrillón: Mons. Dominique Mamberti don’t have any responsibility since he is in charge of the Section that has relationship with the States and this issue (that of Williamson ndr) doesn’t enter in the orbit of his competency. Mons. Filoni, during the most intense period of the dialogues wasn’t in the Secretariat of State. He may have been informed about the report on Williamson, but I don’t believe it. Since who was Williamson? He was an insignificant figure. A seminarist that trusted in Lefebvre which since he was very young ordered him priest. Who had to be informed about him? No one! No one had interest about him!
[NB:] Where in the text of Suddeutsche Zeitung Card. Castrillon speaks about Perl or Filoni and Mamberti? Who did invent this phrase in the interview? It’s a mistery! I can just say that the name of Filoni was only present in my comment to the full text of the interview published on September the 25th here on Fides et Forma.
Let’s go one, however. In the interview of Zenit, infact, there is another point missing: the reference to Bishop Arborelius and his slander! There is instead a new passage, with the reference to the director of the german branch of Radio Vaticana:
And the accusations of Ebberhard van Gremmingen?
Cardenal Darío Castrillón: I don’t know who is he. [ROFL!]
The director of Radio Vaticano in Germany, [German section of Vatican Radio] the statement of which didn’t presented very well you in front of the german public opinion.
Cardenal Darío Castrillón: I don’t think is strange that if the so called "speaker" of the Pope, father Lombardi, expressed a wrong opinion on me, his subaltern Gremmingen, could follow him in this mistake. [Remember that papal spokesman Fr. Lombardi is still also director of Vatican Radio!]
The true text in german is now available here (first page) and here (second page): make a confrontation to believe!
So what the hell is this of Zenit? Maybe an attempt of interecclesial act of reparation?