Top Theologian: In Abu Dhabi Statement, Pope ‘Undermines’ the Gospel

Pope Francis waves as he arrives in the Popemobile at the Saint Joseph Cathedral in Bucharest on May 31, 2019. - Pope Francis came to Romania with a message of integration not just for its faith communities but for a post-election European Union, following nationalist gains. During the three-day trip …

The former doctrinal chief of the U.S. bishops’ conference has published an article criticizing the Abu Dhabi statement signed by Pope Francis in February, alleging that the statement undervalues the person of Jesus and undermines the Gospel itself. MORE