Not everyone, including some Theologians, understands the theology of Pope Francis, a Nigerian-born Catholic Theologian has said.
With over 100 scholarly publications in just about a decade, Fr. Stan Chu Ilo is inarguably one of the most published Catholic authors in Africa.
In his 10 years of leadership of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has prioritized inclusivity, ensuring that all voices, including those of the marginalized, are heard.
With the high levels of poverty and corruption in Nigeria, amid increased violence and persecution of Christians, the west African country is always getting the leaders that mirror its rottenness, a leading African Catholic Theologian has said.
A section of politicians, self-proclaimed humanitarian agencies, and some religious leaders are reaping big from the ongoing violence in Nigeria, a Catholic Theologian has said, noting that those benefitting from the country’s ethnoreligious conflict do not wish to see the end of it.
Christian religious leaders continue to play their role in ensuring that the violence in Nigeria does not transition into a religious war, a Catholic Theologian has said, and challenged Muslim leaders to condemn extremism in the West African nation.
A Catholic Theologian has called on political rivals in South Sudan to either commit to working with Pope Francis in ending the conflict in the East-Central African nation or to leave politics altogether for better leaders committed to working towards peace in the country.
Involvement of the Church in the politics of a country should not always be adversarial, seeking to always oppose the running of governments, Catholic Theologians have said.
The growing population of the youth in Africa, the continent’s increasing percentage of Christians, as well as its vastness of resources, signals better days ahead for African countries, two Catholic Theologians have said.
Everything is set for the November 1 dialogue between Pope Francis and young people drawn from various Catholic universities from African countries.
Young people drawn from various Catholic Universities in Africa are set to engage with Pope Francis in a dialogue that is aimed at stirring full participation of the youth in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.