Vatican City, Feb 11, 2019 / 06:49 am
The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Naples in June to discuss the impact of the apostolic constitution, Veritatis Gaudium, on theological studies.
In Naples, the pope will give a speech June 21 on "Theology after Veritatis Gaudium in the context of the Mediterranean," before taking part in a private meeting on the same topic organized by the San Luigi Papal Theological Seminary of Southern Italy.
The apostolic constitution Veritatis Gaudium went into effect beginning with the 2018-2019 academic term for ecclesiastical universities and faculties. The 87-page document, published in January 2018, stipulated new norms of governance and education for all institutions that issue ecclesiastical degrees.
"The theologian who is satisfied with his complete and conclusive thought is mediocre. The good theologian and philosopher has an open, that is, an incomplete, thought, always open to the maius [greaterness] of God and of the truth, always in development," Francis wrote in Veritatis Gaudium.