Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Laudable, But Does the Need for the CDF Speak Against Certain Claims Regarding the Papacy?

The pope as universal teacher?

Vatican Insider: Müller suggests new task for Congregation for Doctrine of Faith

In an interview with French Catholic newspaper La Croix, the German cardinal stated: “The arrival of a theologian like Benedict XVI in the Chair of St. Peter was no doubt an exception. But John XXIII was not a professional theologian. Pope Francis is also more pastoral and our mission at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is to provide the theological structure of a pontificate.” So according to Müller’s statement, the former Holy Office must “theologically structure” Pope Francis’ pontificate. And this is probably the reason why the Prefect gives public statements on such a frequent basis, like never before.

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