lunedì 15 agosto 2022

Pope Francis, what goal in theology?

(Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican)
The appointment of Antonio Staglianò, bishop emeritus of Noto, as president of the Pontifical Academy of Theology reveals how Pope Francis wants his theologians to be, and how the Pope himself sees the development of theology. Pope Francis indeed likes to quote St. Vincent of Lerins and how he defines the development of doctrine. But the theme for Pope Francis is undoubtedly different, and it has been evident since Evangelii Gaudium. The problem, for Pope Francis, is not the doctrine but how it is presented. It is a mainly pragmatic approach to the problem. But it is an approach in which the selection of Bishop Staglianò, who became famous for his theorization of the so-called Pop Theology, is reflected. (...)