Centenary of the birth of Blessed Enrique Angelelli

How could I forget? This month – 18 July to be precise – 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.

Truly, he was one of the greatest jocist chaplains. But in the present context of preparing for the Synod on Synodality, who could be a better model for the development of a synodal Church?

Bishop, priests and lay people working together – that was the way Enrique Angelelli worked! A real model for a synodal Church as I wrote in this article remembering Pepe Palacio. Or as I described him in this article, we can justly consider him as the first martyr of Vatican II.


Stefan Gigacz, Enrique Angelelli and Pepe Palacio (Cardijn Research)