Franco’s bones

From the Catholic Herald

The Archdiocese of Madrid has warned the Spanish government against plans to exhume the remains of the country’s late dictator, General Francisco Franco, without obtaining agreement from interested parties.

“We want a solution which helps build a peaceful country,” said Rodrigo Pinedo Texidor, archdiocesan communications director, noting that the archdiocese is not for or against the removal of Franco’s remains.

“We are against moves which don’t have his family’s consent and don’t consider what the Church has to say,” he told Catholic News Service after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed plans to remove the remains from a state mausoleum at the Valley of the Fallen, near Madrid, by the end of July.

Fr Jose Maria Gil Tamayo, bishops’ conference secretary-general, told journalists that the proposed exhumation had been discussed by Sanchez and conference president, Cardinal Ricardo Blazquez Perez of Valladolid, in talks at Madrid’s Moncloa Palace on June 25.

Cardinal Blazquez had confirmed the bishops’ conference would not oppose the move, which was “not up to the Church to decide one way or another,” Fr Tamayo said.

The greatest hero in the history of Christendom, and this is the best we can do for him.

If the men of the Church had any honor at all, they would not only not oppose this move; they would actively promote it.  Spain is no longer worthy to host the holy remains of General Franco.  His remains should be transported in the greatest pomp and splendor to Rome, where an appropriate shrine to the holy relics can be erected.  Pilgrims could come to Rome and pray to the General, from his place in glory among the heavenly host, that he ask God to make haste and send us a dictator, a new Augustus, to rescue Christendom from republican degeneracy.

6 Responses

  1. Hear! Hear!

  2. I can ignore a lot of news, this one actually hurt.
    Very sad to see this.

  3. Engelbert Dollfuß’s cause for beatification should also be reopened. He was an exemplary Catholic ruler and a martyr.

  4. I would certainly be happy if that were to happen.

  5. For further canonization of Franco, read this: (use Google Translate)

  6. Amen!

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