c Hong y Simonis cua Hoa Lan qua i

 

c Hong y Simonis cua Hoa Lan qua i.

G. Tran c Anh, O.P.

Utrecht (RVA News 05-09-2020) - c Hong y Adrianus Johannes Simonis, nguyen Tong giam muc giao phan Utrecht, Hoa Lan a qua i hom 2 thang 9 nam 2020, hng tho 88 tuoi.

Ngai la con ca trong mot gia nh 11 ngi con, than phu la nha s. Sau khi thu phong linh muc, ngai hoc Kinh thanh trong bay nam Roma va au tien s vi luan an ve cac van ban cua Tin mng Gioan ve Muc T Nhan Lanh.

Nam 1970, cha Simonis c bo nhiem lam giam muc giao phan Rotterdam, va 13 nam sau c Toa Thanh bo nhiem lam Tong giam muc Utrecht, Giao chu Cong giao Hoa Lan. Hai nam sau, 1985, ngai thang hong y va tiep tuc cai quan giao phan cho en khi ve hu nam 2007. c Hong y Simonis a lam Chu tch Hoi ong Giam muc Hoa Lan trong hn 20 nam tri. Ngai a co gang dan a Giao Hoi Cong giao tai nc nay tr lai tnh hiep nhat vi Toa Thanh, sau nhng thap nien goi la "cap tien qua o" t thap nien 1970. c Hong y cung no lc chong lai trao lu tuc hoa Hoa Lan a ti nhng luat cho tch cc tr t, pha thai, hon nhan ong phai, v.v.

Trong ien van gi en c Hong y Willem Eijk, ng kim Tong giam muc Utrecht, c Thanh cha Phanxico viet: "Toi hiep vi c Hong y e cam n Thien Chua toi cao v chng ta trung thanh cua c Co Hong y Simonis oi vi Tin mng, nhng nam ngai phuc vu trong s vu giam muc tai giao phan Rotterdam va Utrect, cung nh nhng no lc cua c Co Hong y phuc vu tnh hiep thong cua Giao hoi".

Vi s qua i cua c Hong y Simonis, Hong y oan hien nay con 220 thanh vien, trong o co 122 hong y c tri di 80 tuoi.

(Rei 3-9-2020)

 


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