Pope Francis
CELAM THEOLOGY CONFERENCE COLOMBIA

Conference puts pope’s call for ‘outgoing theology’ into action

Pope Francis “says that new theology cannot be a dialogue between theologians because that is self-referential, rather it must be an interdisciplinary dialogue,” Emilce Cuda, secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America told Catholic News Service Nov. 27 during a three-day conference in Bogotá on religious expressions in popular culture at the headquarters of the Latin American bishops’ council, known as CELAM.

POPE FRANCIS WORLD YOUTH DAY LISBON

WYD in Lisbon showed ‘universal dimensions of God’s heart,’ pope says

Although he had an aide read his prepared talk to the people who had organized World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, Pope Francis had a few memories and questions he wanted to share himself. “Thank you, thank you for what you have done,” he told the group Nov. 30. “Thank you for all you set up so that this World Youth Day could be what it was: a strong point of evangelization, joy and youthful expression!”