The Holy Father listened carefully to all opinions, and from there it is up to him how and even if he will act upon the recommendations,” the source told CNA.
Nevertheless, the Vatican official recalled that at present Archbishop Milingo has been excommunicated, and that “the only way (for him) to change that condition is to repent, make a public statement of his repentance and make the proportional material and spiritual reparations for the damage and scandal created by his latest decision.”
The official admitted that such reparations would include “changing completely his lifestyle and disappearing from public life altogether,” especially considering that “this is the second time he is a source of a major scandal.”
Asked if he though it was likely to convince Milingo to come back to the Church for a life of penance, considering the level of public exposure he enjoys and also considering he has signed a commercial agreement with “Da Vinci Code’s” Dan Brown to advise him in his next project, the official responded: “the Church works always on the assumption that the human heart can always open itself to God’s grace and come back to God’s path.”
Sure, they'll re-admit Anthony Padovano so long as he goes along with the above criteria.