Rome Newsroom, Nov 24, 2022 / 06:40 am
Pope Francis on Thursday distinguished between how catechists and theologians interact with Church teaching.
A theologian, he said, has a vocation to go beyond existing doctrine, because “he is trying to make theology more explicit.”
While a catechist, when instructing children and adults in the faith, “must give the correct doctrine, solid doctrine.”
Pope Francis’ comments on the role of the theologian and the catechist were made in a meeting with the prestigious International Theological Commission (ITC) at the Vatican Nov. 24.