How Christianity changed under Pope Francis?

How Christianity changed under Pope Francis? This is the theme of a conference organized by the Dante Alighieri Society in Rome: within a two-day meeting discussed various aspects of the pontificate of Bergoglio, with particular attention paid to all regions of the world.

According to cardinal Kasper, Pope Francis is “the Pope is coming forward.”

Among the speakers on the first day of the conference were cardinal Walter Kasper (Walter Kasper), he called Francis “the Pope going out to meet”, considering that “his charisma is including the ability to make any person. He lives in the paradigm dialogue, and that’s what we lacked”. Summing up numerous international meetings Bergoglio, the cardinal explained that “for Francis, the Vatican is not a destination, but a point of departure”, so the “roots ecumenism stems from his theological worldview”. Francis is an Evangelist, “not in the confessional, and in the literal sense,” continued the cardinal, “he is the first Pope, speaking about the transformation of the institution of the papacy: he tends to care existed not in the form of academic centres, and that it was close to the flock. It also seeks to synodality of the Church at all levels”. The Church, in fact, “we need two poles: intalneste and strong leadership” and “to heal the deep wounds of a sincere dialogue,” and “wash the feet, not to brainwash”.

Islam and Christianity, from the point of view of the Chairman of the community of Sant’egidio Marco Impagliazzo

The Chairman of the community of Sant’egidio Marco Impagliazzo (Impagliazzo Marco) said in its report on relations with Islam within the dichotomy between “mission/dialog”: “this is an old problem, a new solution which was proposed just for the Vatican Council: the mission of the Church is to dialogue, thanks to the relationship with Judaism appeared Declaration “In our age”, which implies also the position in respect of Islam.” Citing “a Light to the Nations” and “His Church”, the Professor explained that “the Church began a dialogue, starting with Homo religiosus” John Paul II “in his Encyclical “the Redeemer” is the world like a map of religions”, that reminds us of the dominant role of the Cathedral in regard to “spiritual”. Further relations between the West and Islam defined by terrorist attacks: “the Church has never abandoned dialogue” “and did not hide the increasingly pervasive concern.” So, Benedict “seeks to overcome syncretism and condemns in Regensburg is the relationship between faith and violence, but it provokes anger in the Islamic world.” When Francis the subject of Islam finally “rises again due to migratory flows and terrorism, it causes some discontent. But the Pope, — concluded Impagliazzo — tells us that when we are dealing with refugees, avoid simplifications, and love for Muslim brothers should lead us to abandon generalizations. Interreligious dialogue is not a conciliatory syncretism, and the instrument of the awakening of love, where lives hate, and peace where lives the hurt”.

“In the Vatican there is the party of trump,” says Massimo Franco

The Corriere della Sera journalist Massimo Franco, speaking of the United States, explained that “today in the US, Catholicism is an expression of norms,” but with one condition: “Catholics voted for trump, the one dad called a non-Christian. That should give us to think.” “The problem is not religious, and cultural properties, it is associated with the proposed trump model of the Western world”. Francis, argues the journalist, “altering the geopolitical balance, its role in Latin America was that he brought back democracy to Cuba, to Venezuela and Colombia”. With regard to relations with Putin in Vatican politics dialogue with Moscow “is the key to China” (the country “never had a closer relationship with Rome”, it was said on). Trump also “reiterates the ideology of white supremacy”, and concerns related to the fact that it “will penetrate into the ranks of conservative Catholics.” The fact that “in the Vatican there is the party of trump,” said the journalist of the Corriere, and then concluded: “Catholics, and not the congregation, and the Ministers of the Church, I feel abandoned. Risk, if some agreement will be reached in the Church, is that the next Conclave at the head of the Vatican Pope will be from the party of trump.”