A decade later, Francis still faces unresolved challenges. “As a good Jesuit, he resisted making decisions so far”, says evangelical theologian in Rome, Leonardo De Chirico.
Congolese Christians are sceptical about the humanist statements made by Pope Francis during his official visit to a country facing a serious conflict.
In a nutshell, according to the cardinal, all human beings will be saved by Christ, with or without faith in Christ.
The agreement on the appointment of bishops will be extended two years. “The price to be paid is immense because the Catholic Church renounces to its independence”.
The first results of the “synodal process” in European dioceses are attacks on the Tridentine paradigm.
In recent years, we have witnessed a growing fascination with Thomas Aquinas and Thomism by evangelical theologians.
Rome fears that the pendulum of Catholicity breaks the framework of Romanism.
The kind of “evangelization” the Pope is advocating for in Praedicate Evangelium is something utterly distant from the biblical meaning of the word.
Francis is a “liquid” pope who is liquifying an institution that has made its rocky and immutable structure a distinctive trait of its identity.
Eucharist has been elevated to a primary identity-marker: practiced, taught, protected, abused, and used for various purposes, including extra-religious ones.
As a Jesuit, Pope Francis tends to use an equivocal style, a dubitative and incomplete form of argumentation, an “open” logic, a colloquial if not casual tone, and a pastoral trait which often lacks clarity and coherence.
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A declaration of the Committee of Evangelical Teachers in Italy (CIEI) about the Global Compact on Education promoted by Pope Francis and signed by representatives of various religions.
The Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church said it is a “minimum estimate” and warns that there could be up to 10,000 victims.
Whoever is elected, the next pope will unlikely be an “evangelical” if the word “evangelical” retains its doctrinal and historical meaning.
Even if the call to listen to the Word of God is present in these speeches, it seems to lead to an increased catholicity rather than an appeal to recover the biblical gospel.
Dante between the Bible and Medieval Roman Catholicism.
In an online event organised by the FOCL, the Italian evangelical theologian will address issues such as the doctrines of the Catholic Church and the influence of Pope Francis.
The Swiss theologian was the forerunner of positions considered at the time "extreme" or even "disruptive" which then became "mainstream".
The pope's speech in his recent trip to Iraq undermines the Christian “scandal”, according to which Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father.
An analysis of the encyclical letter published by Pope John Paul II on 14 September 1998.
With the recent projects, Pope Francis is making it plain what it means for the Roman Catholic Church to be a “sacrament” in the world in the realms of global politics, education and economy, i.e. uniting the whole of humanity around itself.
“All Brothers” shows that the mission that Pope Francis has in mind is not the preaching of the Gospel in words and deeds, but the extension to all of a message of universal fraternity.
The agreement will be extended for 2 years. “It does not address all the open questions that still concern the church, but just the topic of episcopal appointments”, The Holy See admits.
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