Libri: Cocolin, the parish priest who doesn’t fly to fly vescovo – Friuli VG


A documented monograph of the dailyist Gratton


(by Francesco De Filippo) (ANSA) – TRIESTE, DEC 03 – PIER PAOLO GRATTON, NON LASCIATEMI SOLO (Forum, pp.350, euro 24) “Non ho chiesto niente! Perché proprio a me?” It was the ill-disposed reaction of Don Pietro Cocolin to the news that he was consecrated Vescovo. The figure of the most socially impegnata and animate of the religious affliction of the parish priest who operated in the war against Ruda and Aquileia is described in detail and documented in the monograph by Pier Paolo Gratton “Non lasciatemi solo”.

Second the theologian and saggist Andrea Bellavite who signs the introduction, the “book fills a lacuna” being the first biography of the prete di Saciletto di Ruda (Udine) who was ordained as a priest in 1944 on the 23rd anniversary of Vescovo: good, “humanly alone, who has loved all colors or who has not contracted”, he describes it. Più complesso Gratton: “Alle esperanze advance da tutti il ​​giorno della sua nomina de él non hanno fatto riscontro i fatti”. Non per sua responsabilità de él ma “perché lasciato solo”.

The list still remains of Gratton is paralyzing: it has become enormously difficult to apply the directives of the Council; it has not contracted avversità in the scelta missionary of the diocese; The Presbytery gli fu contro when I propose there his Chiesa di convenare un sinod per confrontare le questioni più scottanti; fu osteggiato dal ceto più conservatore per la aperture al mundo del lavoro; infine, as much compagni di studi non lo ritenevano all’altezza del ruolo” . And all the same, if he did not die prematurely, Cocolin will be able to change the volto of the diocese. For the author of the book, he will build the opera del vescovo and place it in the panorama of the great protagonists of religious history in 1900 in Friuli, and will settle a moral debt contract twenty years old with Don Silvano, nipote di Cocolin, che gli donò i diary of the vescovo.

The historical dispute in which Monsignor Cocolin operated was complesso: Negli Usa was President John Kennedy and the Catholic Church faced “the greatest effort to adapt to the present time of all its history, the Second Vatican Council (1962-65)”, noted Bellavite. Nella Bassa friulana for the first volta dopo secoli with the economic boom the vita cambiava; Apparvero qui sacerdoti intellettuali che raised the cultural life of the parish priests, specifically “Divenendo capipopolo per defendere la gente dai soprusi di ricchi e padroni”. Cocolin was not one of questi, apparteneva al cattolicesimo with the Christian Democrazia and not at all operating the Pci brand but his idea of ​​egalitarianism was strong and authentic, as demonstrated by gli sforzi for the missions in Africa.

Bellavite concludes that forse è giunto il momento di “I will convene a new Council for harmony with the world. E’ tempo di do una considerazione sull’obbligo celibatario e del divieto di ordinare le donne”. (ANSA).

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