A senior Roman Catholic cardinal has suggested that the Anglican Church may be “suffering from spiritual Alzheimer’s”.
Speaking at a plenary session of the Lambeth Conference, Cardinal Ivan Dias, of the Vatican’s Congregation for Evangelisation, also indicated that perhaps the Anglican Communion had “ecclesial Parkinson’s”.
In a joint statement, the Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease societies criticised the Cardinal. They said: “Seeing the challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s disease or dementia trivialised by comments from such a prominent public figure is demoralising.
Whenever the Catholic clergy stray into the fields of medical research in order to pontificate and pronounce the party line, they look like idjits. See Virgin Eggs Over Easy, Hold The Sperm and Poached Nuts on Research Menu, Hold the Eggs.