Liberation Theology and Rome, was it truly a war?
From Pope Francis’ trip to Brazil for World Youth Day, we will remember his appeal to young people to «rock the boat»; his visit to a favela in Rio, an almost ritual visit for popes; and his unscheduled movements, which have put to the test his security.
Yet, there was a [...]
Pope Francis and the risk of trivialization
Pope Francis won everyone over with plain, straightforward and clear homilies. Every morning, Vatican employees rush to outrun each other in order to attend the Mass the Pope celebrates in Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he’s still residing. And everyday L’Osservatore Romano – the Vatican daily newspaper – reports on the Pope’s everyday “parish [...]
Perhaps Benedict XVI’s «silent revolution» is the main reason for the Vatileaks attacks. Step by step, one appointment after another, the Pope reorganized the «chessboard» of a Curia that – during the last years of John Paul II’s Pontificate – got all too accustomed to operate independently. And perhaps it is not [...]
Brazil, the challenge of evangelization
The next 18th of September, the Cross of the World Youth Day will be in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For the occasion, there will be a big festival: the preparation for the next World Youth Day (scheduled in Rio de Janeiro, in 2013) will officially begin. There will be big attention for the World [...]