Category: Argentina

  • Lucio Gera, theologian of the people – and Pope Francis

    Lucio Gera, theologian of the people – and Pope Francis

    This month we celebrate the centenary of the birth on 16 January 1924 of Argentinian theologian, Lucio Gera, a chaplain/theologian of the JOC, who later became a major source of inspiration for Pope Francis when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

  • Centenary of the birth of Blessed Enrique Angelelli

    Centenary of the birth of Blessed Enrique Angelelli

    This month marks the centenary of the birth of martyred Argentinian jocist chaplain, bishop, Vatican II Council father, signatory of the Pact of the Catacombs and the Pietralata Message, pioneer of Argentina’s Theology of the People, and martyr, Enrique Angelelli.

  • Pepe & Amalia Palacio and Enrique Angelelli: Synodality in action

    Pepe & Amalia Palacio and Enrique Angelelli: Synodality in action

    Today, 11 December 2021, marks the 46th anniversary of the abduction by security forces of José Serapio “Pepe” Palacio, an Argentinian JOC leader, later a trade unionist and leader of the Workers Catholic Action and finally the first lay collaborator of the IYCW.

  • Enrique Angelelli, first martyr of Vatican II

    Enrique Angelelli, first martyr of Vatican II

    Pope Francis has promulgated a decree recognising the martyrdom of Bishop Enrique Angelelli and his co-workers, French priest, Gabriel Longueville, Franciscan Fr Carlos de Dios Murias and lay pastoral worker, Wenceslao Pedernera.

  • Sources of Pope Francis’ praxis

    Sources of Pope Francis’ praxis

    Pope Francis’ thought “is profoundly marked by the ‘theology of the People’, an Argentinian version of the theology of liberation,” writes Belgian Benedictine, Dom Armand Veilleux, “of which three representatives were Juan Carlos Scannone, Lucio Gera and Rafael Tello.”

  • The dynamic role of jocist chaplains in Argentina

    The dynamic role of jocist chaplains in Argentina

    Theologian Oscar Campana notes the key role in Vatican II reforms played by Catholic Action chaplains in Argentina, many of whom were YCW chaplains.