.- In comments to the Spanish daily âLa Razon,â the Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, dismissed the criticisms of theologian Hans KÃ¼ng against Pope Benedict XVI, saying he âconfuses his own imaginings with the Holy Spirit.â âKÃ¼ng has said things as a Catholic theologian that are not Catholic. He attacked the Pope. And Cardinal Ratzinger counseled him and gave him theological arguments to the contrary. And the Holy Father should continue doing so. But for our Church, the âKÃ¼ng caseâ is now closed. There are people who confuse their own imaginings with the Holy Spirit and this is the case with KÃ¼ng,â said Cardinal Meisner.
Nevertheless, the cardinal did not rule out a possible reconciliation of KÃ¼ng with the Church. âI hope for it. But KÃ¼ng has become a very marginal figure,â he stated.