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Jesuit leader: liberation theology deserves more support

November 21, 2008

Father Adolfo Nicolas, the new superior general of the Jesuit order, has expressed his disappointment that liberation theology has not gained wider acceptance. Calling liberation theology "a courageous and creative response to an unbearable situation of injustice in Latin America," he said that the theological school needed a "vote of confidence" from Church leaders. In an interview with El Periodico, Father Nicolas said that Vatican scrutiny of the Society of Jesus was natural, since the Jesuits are "the most theologically and doctrinally visible group" in the Church.

 


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