Thomas G. Weinandy is among the most eminent theologians and lives in Washington at the College of the Capuchins, the Franciscan order to which he belongs. He is a member of the international theological commission, the commission that Paul VI set up alongside the congregation for the doctrine of the faith so that it could avail itself of the cream of the crop among the world’s theologians. He has been a member of this commission since 2014, having been appointed to it by Pope Francis.
The first is an Italian and a Jesuit, director of “La Civiltà Cattolica.” The others are Argentine, and the latter is not even Catholic but a Presbyterian pastor, and in spite of this Francis has put him at the head of the Buenos Aires edition of “L'Osservatore Romano.”
With incredible timing, on the morning of Pentecost Sunday, a few hours after the massacre in London that took place that same night, the newspaper of the Italian bishops, “Avvenire,” came out with a front-page editorial by a Muslim, the Egyptian Wael Farouq, who finally said himself, right from the first line, what the highest representatives of the Catholic hierarchy had been stubbornly insisting on denying, and that is that there exists an essential link between Islamic terrorism and “a specific doctrine” of Islam itself.
Indonesia has the most Muslims of any country in the world, 230 million out of a total population of 260 million. But there are also quite a few Christians, 9 percent of the total, a third of whom, 8 million, are Catholics.
Javad Mofrad om viktiga fornnordiska förekomster.