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Pope Francis Calls for "paradigm shift" in Theology for World of Today

Nov 1, 2023

Citing the need to deal with “profound cultural transformations,” the pope presented his dramatic vision for the future of Catholic theology in a new motu proprio.

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall. | © L’Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis Praises "fruitful" Theology of Benedict XVI

Dec 1, 2022

Pope Francis on Thursday praised the role of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and his theology for the Church.

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Pope Francis Says this is the Difference Between Theologians and Catechists

Nov 24, 2022

Pope Francis on Thursday distinguished between how catechists and theologians interact with Church teaching.

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. | Mazur/

Benedict XVI Reflects on Vatican II in New Letter

Oct 22, 2022

In a new letter, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI characterizes the Second Vatican Council as “not only meaningful, but necessary.”

Credit: © L’Osservatore Romano | Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican City on August 28, 2010.

French Jesuit and American Legal Scholar Win 2022 Ratzinger Prize

Oct 8, 2022

A French Jesuit and an American legal scholar were named the recipients of this year’s Ratzinger prize on Friday.

Pope Francis adores the crucifix during the Good Friday liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media

See "contemporary challenges in light of Wisdom of the Cross": Pope Francis to Theologians

Sep 21, 2021

He sent the message to an international theological congress in Rome.

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South African Prelate Encourages Training of Female Theologians in Women’s Month Message

Aug 23, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has lauded women who assume ministerial roles in the absence of their Clergy and urged the Church in the Southern African country to find ways of encouraging more women to take up leadership positions in the Church, including enrolling for theology classes.

Late Fr. Charles Nyamiti.

Clerics in East Africa Pay Glowing Tribute to Late Professor of African Theology

May 21, 2020

Clerics in East Africa have paid glowing tribute to the Tanzanian-born Priest, Fr. Charles Nyamiti, known in the region and beyond following many years of teaching Theology in institutions of higher learning and especially for being “an ancestor in African Theology.”

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Jesuits' Hekima College Announces Scholarship for African Women to Study Theology

Jan 16, 2020

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) are seeking to empower women in Africa to be able to engage credibly in the conversation about matters of faith through a sponsorship program dubbed “St. Ignatius Scholarship for Women Theologians,” a move that is consistent with the mission of the centuries-old institution and the pastoral guidelines of Pope Francis, also a Jesuit.

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Planned Pan-African Congress on Theology to “develop best practices for pastoral ministry”

Dec 4, 2019

Ten years after the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “The Church in Africa at the Service of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace” during which Church leaders on the continent deliberated on, among other themes, transforming “theology into pastoral care,” a four-day Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life is set to take place in Enugu, Nigeria, under the theme, “What must we do to perform the works of God.”

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria, who as prefect of the CDF, leads the International Theological Commission. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Synodality is what the Lord expects of the Church

Nov 29, 2019

Pope Francis told the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s theological commission Friday that synodality will be key for the Church in the future.

2019 Ratzinger Prize winners with Pope Francis Nov. 9, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

Theology in 'dialogue with cultures' renews humanity, Pope Francis says

Nov 9, 2019

When theology and philosophy engage with cultures in creative ways, they become a powerful tool for renewing humanity with the Word of God, Pope Francis said Saturday, during the awarding of the 2019 Ratzinger Prize.