His famous theological disputes set an era, especially with Pope Emeritus Joseph Ratzinger, a former classmate, that made him a ‘sui generis’ star in the public academic world. spear, a kind of “rebellious theologian”. Praised by many, many fighters, Hans Kung, a Swiss born and living in Tübingen, Germany, the city where he taught for decades and where he founded the foundation. of his, passed away today at the age of 93, Weltethos (World Ethics), who announced the disappearance. Presbyter, the essayist and above all the theologian, who could easily be defined as progressive and reformist, favored more implementation of the Second Vatican Council, was in turn opposed. as the traditional fronts labeled him a “relativist”, Kung expressed a theological idea more consistent with ‘a large area of German Catholicism that is today, in his papal years. of Pope Francis, has come to strong light: as is the case in recent protests against the ban to bless gay unions. His warhorse was a criticism of the pope’s infallible dogma, which in 1975 he was revoked by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, then, after the escalation of the tone of protest, into on December 18, 1979, he revoked ‘missio canonica’ (mandated to teach Catholic theology).
However, Küng continued to be a priest and held the presidency at his Academy in Tübingen, however separated from the Catholic faculty. The first Kung criticism against John Paul II’s papal dynasty, which, furthermore, tags. Ratzinger was an orthodox defender as former prefect of the Office of the Holy See. There are a myriad of reasons for conflict, especially on the issue of “restoring the status quo, preventing reform, rejecting internal ecclesial dialogue and the absolute domination of Rome”: “John Paul II preaching human rights to the outside, but he denied them internally, that is to say, for bishops, theologians and, above all, against women, “he said. Since 1996, Kung has left his teaching because he has reached the age limit, yet remains among critics of the papal government (which he considers a human invention) and of his adore Our Lady. She always continued her fight so that the Church, on the basis of the Council, would open herself to accepting women in all ministries, supporting lay participation, fostering ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and Open the door to the world, renounce monopolistic theology and Europeanism.
In 2000, Dominus Iesus’s declaration of the saving uniqueness of Christ and the Church, promoted by Ratzinger himself, was called a mixture of “Vatican freedom and backwardness” by Kung. During the years of Benedict XVI (who also received him at Castel Gandolfo on 24 September 2005), Kung’s positions often brought him to the center of international disputes opposing him with the Pope of Germany. In addition to theological and doctrinal gaps, Kung does not regret Pope Benedict XVI’s stern and stern accusation: he repeatedly pointed to Ratzinger as responsible for the Church’s silence over the scourge of childhood. lewd; he then attacked his former classmate over his administration of the Vatican, which is similar to a medieval court, and rejected a measure that Benedict XVI allowed Anglicans to return to the Catholic Church, calling it a “tragedy”. In 2013, Kung announced that he felt more in tune with Pope Francis: with the election of Bergoglio, “my hope for the Church has been reborn,” he explained in a memoir. In the booklet, Kung writes that he did not expect “the dream of a new awakening of the Church to come true, as it did under John XXIII” and also revealed sending a personal letter to Francis with the invitation to have “courage” in “reform and not let yourself be knocked down by” opposing forces. “A letter followed by an equally personal response from Francesco. Recently, Kung has caused a stir for publicly assisting suicide.And on his death, today the Vatican-based Pontifical Academy for Life comment tweeted: “A great figure in theology of the century. the former really disappeared, whom ideas and analysis must always do for the Church, the society, the culture “.