What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Pope appoints new bishops in Korea, the Philippines, the U.S. and Ukraine

May 31, 2016. The Pope has appointed John Bosco Chang-Ho Shin Auxiliary Bishop of Daegu, Korea. Between 1993 and 1998 he studied theology at Romes Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum and Liturgy at the Pontifical Institute of St. Anselm. Jose Elmer Imas Mangalinao has been named auxiliary bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan in the Philippines. He was director of the College of the Immaculate Conception in Cabanatuan City. Pope Francis has also appointed Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Deliman from Philadelphia, USA. He was pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Vitaliy Skomarovskyi has been named Apostolic Administrator of Kyiv-Zhytomyr in the Ukraine, until he is assigned as bishop in that diocese.
Vatican

New Custodian of the Holy Land

May 20, 2016. Friar Francesco Patton is the new Custodian of the Holy Land. He succeeds Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who was in office for the last 12 years. Friar Francesco Patton is 52 years old from Vigo Meano (Italy). He graduated in Communication Sciences from the Pontifical Salesian University of Rome and until now was the provincial minister of the Order of Friars Minor in Saint Vigilius of Trent.

Pope to International Theological Commission: God is not a threat!

2013-12-06

The Pope met with the International Theological Commission at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. To start things off, the Commission's president, Archbishop Gerhard Muller addressed the Pope.

ARCH. GERHARD MÜLLER
President, International Theological Commission

"We'd like to thank the Holy See and in particular the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.”

The Commission is taking part in a five year study period, that's divided in three main theological points. These include the social Doctrine of the Church, a sense of faith, and the relationship between monotheism and violence.

POPE FRANCIS
"God is not a threat to humanity. Faith in God, and the Holy Trinity is not and should not generate violence or intolerance.”

As theologians, the Pope said this Commission has an irreplaceable role in fostering dialogue and understanding between the Church and different cultures. He added, it's a responsibility that makes them pioneers.

POPE FRANCIS
"This notion of being a pioneer is very important because sometimes it's easy to think of theologians as being out in the distance.  Like being stationed at a military base, not on the front lines.”

The Pope also added that their task is both fascinating and dangerous. On one side, he said, it opens the door to a deep understanding of theology and holiness, but on the other hand,  it can lead to temptations like pride and ambition.

When it comes to the social doctrine of the Church, the Pope said first and foremost it's the Church that must live out its teachings.


KLH
CTV
JM
-BN
Up:JRB
C:Pope