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Ambiguity of ‘Fiducia Supplicans’ Makes Way for Multiplying Misinterpretations

Riccardo De Luca
Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, poses for a photo, Sept. 30, 2023, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

COMMENTARY: The new declaration from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith ensures that no one knows what exactly is being blessed, as it expressly forbids any ritual text that might specify it.