Dean Juan Miguel Ferrer Grenesche resigned. He was the one who authorized the filming of “Atheist” by Nathy Peluso and C. Tangana in the temple. For this, he charged 15,000 euro.
Mexico City (apro). -The scandal following the recording of “Ateo” by C. Tangana, a Spanish singer, and Nathy Peluso, an Argentine singer, in Toledo Cathedral resulted in Juan Miguel Ferrer Grenesche, the temple director, resigning.
According to El País, although he initially defended his acceptance of the recorded video to bring “those who are far from God” closer, the dean of the Primate Cathedral eventually resigned from his position.
The priest stated, “I hope that we all experience all these pains, controversies and work hard, and each day, I am first to try and do good for one another,”
Ferrer Grenesche stated that his departure was necessary in order to avoid the video of “Ateo” by C. Tangana (Madrid singer), which was released October 7, and recorded in Toledo Cathedral, Spain, September.
World Reports states that the dean admitted to not having communicated with Archbishop Francisco Cerro. A few days later, thirty people assembled outside the venue to pray and sing “perreo” in “compensation” for the artist.
The military operation to honor the Patron Saint of National Guard in Toledo was conducted by the dean. He announced the results at the end. He offered his condolences to institutions and believers for the controversy.
However, he didn’t retract the statement he made on Friday, October 8 in which he explained his reasons for approbating the video and quoted the lyrics to the song “Atheist”.
“I am an atheist. But now I believe that miracles like yours must fall from the skies.” This is how the chorus of the song rhymes. Dean said that “the video tells a story of love and dialogue.” The video’s final sequence shows that certain intolerant attitudes are also evident. They contradict understanding and acceptance of Christianity.
While the bishop acknowledged that these images can provoke “provocative visual languages”, he assured that it would not affect faith, as it is “a typical feature in the culture of our times” and could be “the key for the benefits it can bring to those faraway places.” For faith in God
Additionally, he regretted that Spanish Catholics did not like him. He apologizes for hurting sensitivity. His goal is to facilitate dialogue with modern culture, while still keeping faith in the Church.
“I have to admit all criticisms. I know I make mistakes and sometimes do wrong things. But when people correct me, I prefer to be corrected with kindness, respect, and a lot of kindness. I am already. He said that he wanted everyone to be able to relax and live in peace without any resentment or tension.
He said that 15,000 Euros would be charged for recording video clips if the cathedral was used commercially. If the money was used to support social or cultural work, it would not be charged.
On November 5, the dean announced that he had resigned from his position. He said that C. Tangana, Madrid’s singer, has seen the video more than 5,000,000 times since it was posted on YouTube on October 7.
Local media reports claim that during the commemoration for the patron saint of Toledo National Guard, October 12, the Archbishop announced that the dean would be resigning on October 16 despite having resigned four days earlier.
The video clip was uploaded to YouTube on the 7th. Archbishop of Toledo Francisco Cerro Chaves (Monsignor Francisco Cerro Chaves), signed a statement deniging knowledge of the recording. He also refused to acknowledge the act and described it as a crime of harming priests and members of Catholic churches. He asked for forgiveness.
“The archbishop doesn’t know the content, existence, and final results of this project. He said that he deeply regretted these events and didn’t approve of the images in the first archdiocese temple.