As the Pope Heads to Brazil, Is Liberation Theology a Spent Force? ; the Big Question
Peter Popham Rome Correspondent, The Independent (London, England)
Why are we talking about this now?
Pope Benedict XVI today begins a five-day pontifical voyage to Brazil, his first trip to Latin America since becoming pope two years ago. Home to 124 million Roman Catholics, Brazil was also a crucible of "liberation theology", the bid by thousands of Catholic priests and nuns especially in South America to align themselves with the poor, and to combine worship with political action aimed at transforming radically unjust societies.
What is Pope Benedict's attitude towards liberation theology?
As the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - once known as the Inquisition - under Pope John Paul II, …
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