Category: Theology of the people
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.
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.
More background on the Argentinian “theology of the people” made famous by Pope Francis in an excellent new book, Le pape du peuple, which is a series of interviews with theologian Juan Carlos Scannone.
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.”