Washington D.C., Sep 4, 2019 / 17:00 pm
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, grand chancellor of Rome's Pontifical Institute John Paul II and president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has responded to controversy over a plan to restructure the school's faculty and curriculum.
"We will be able to address and overcome the concerns and the hesitancies that have greeted the renewed structure of the Academy, and I might add of its sister entity, the John Paul II Institute as well," Paglia said Sept. 3 at Loyola Marymount University in California.
Paglia said that concern can be overcome through the "solid and loving theological basis" outlined for the Academy in a January letter from Pope Francis, written to commemorate the Academy's anniversary.
In the letter, Paglia said, "the Pope recalls for us the great theological truth that must be our guiding principle-all of creation is brought into being by God's love, a love that is so profound that itself it is a family, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and that it is a family so fruitful that it has produced on Earth a family that mirrors it."