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Published by Irène Nordgren on 07 apr 2021

”Hans Küng var profeten som Vatikanen mest fruktade”


 Hans Küng was the Prophet the Vatican feared the most 

9 April 2021 We Are Church International mourns the death of the great Prophet Hans Küng who clearly set out the reforms necessary to bring the Catholic Church back to Christ. 

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of We Are Church in autumn 2020, Hans Küng wrote to us: 

”From the beginning, I have supported We Are Church in every respect. In its demands it has the message of Jesus Christ behind it and at the same time it corresponds to the requirements of today’s democratic and pluralistic society. In the time of the two Restoration Popes Wojtyla and Ratzinger, there was little hope that your concerns would be heard in the hierarchy. With Pope Francis, however, a turning point seems to have occurred that makes it easier for some of your  demands to be met. In the wintry Church, We Are Church has kept the embers smouldering under the ashes. May the fire of reform now finally take hold of the whole Church and also the Vatican. So continue, dear friends: courage, creativity and perseverance!”

Colm Holmes                                                                                           

Chair, We Are Church International                                      

We Are Church International (WAC) founded in Rome in 1996, is a global coalition of national church reform groups. It is committed to the renewal of the Roman Catholic Church based on the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the theological spirit developed from it.


America Magazine Roger Haight SJ

”Hans Küng (b. 1928), who died on April 6 at the age of 93, was the youngest and third most influential Catholic theologian of the second half of the 20th century, after Karl Rahner, S.J., (1904-84) and Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P., (1914-2009)”

// Irène

Published by Irène Nordgren on 07 apr 2021

Hans Küng död RIP

Hans Küng har avlidit vid 93 års ålder 6 april 2021

National Catholic Reporter

America Magazine

Jag recyclar från KV blogg 2008 ”Från katolsk till global vision

Varje gång ett nytt krig blossar upp i världen är det viktigt att påminna om vad Hans Küng brukar säga

“There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.”

Katolska kyrkans i mitt tycke idag mest framstående teolog och tillika präst är Hans Küng, en gång kollega till kardinal Ratzinger – vår nuvarande påve – och initiativtagare till stiftelsen Global Etik, som tar fasta på hur vi människor måste lära oss hur den gyllene regeln ska kunna fås att omfatta alla människor från alla världens alla religioner. Och även de som står utanför dessa.

1979 fråntogs Hans Küng sin befogenhet att undervisa som katolsk teolog pga sin bok Infallible? An Inquiry(1971). Hans Küng forsatte dock sin undervisning på Universitetet i Tübingen som professor i ekumenisk teologi fram till sin pensionering 1996.

Hans Küng hade det stora modet att satsa hela sin status som katolsk teolog genom att sätta ett frågetecken efter Ofelbar?

2002 beskriver Hans Küng i The Catholic Church: A Short History “In 1979 I then had personal experience of the Inquisition under another pope. My permission to teach was withdrawn by the church, but nevertheless I retained my chair and my institute (which was separated from the Catholic faculty). For two further decades I remained unswervingly faithful to my church in critical loyalty, and to the present day I have remained professor of ecumenical theology and a Catholic priest in good standing. I affirm the papacy for the Catholic Church, but at the same time indefatigably call for a radical reform of it in accordance with the criterion of the gospel.”

2005 skrev Hans Küng en kritisk artikel om arvet efter Johannes Paulus II  ”The failures of Pope Wojtyla ”

“This Papacy has repeatedly declared its fidelity to Vatican II, in order to then betray it for reasons of political expediency. Council terms such as modernization, dialogue, and ecumenicalism’ have been replaced by emphasis on restoration, mastery, and obedience. The criteria for the nomination of Bishops is not at all in the spirit of the Gospel… Pastoral politics has allowed the moral and intellectual level of the episcopate to slip to dangerous levels. A mediocre, rigid, and more conservative episcopate will be the lasting legacy of this papacy.”

2018 En vädjan till Franciskus ”som lever bland vargar” från Hans Küng






// Irène

PS Intervju med Hans Küng från 2016