Issue 1809

Published Date : 2021-12-28
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People as a Mythical Concept for Pope Francis, Reader of Dostoyevsky

By: José Luis Narvaja, SJ

There is a work by Romano Guardini that was well known to Fr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio when he was rector of the faculties of philosophy and theology at San Miguel in Buenos Aires. It is Religiöse Gestalten in Dostojewskijs Werk (Religious Figures in Dostoyevsky’s Work), in which the master from the Rhine analyzes the world of the characters of the Russian writer.[1] Bergoglio in that period recommended the reading of this monograph, which already circulated among the students.[2] His personal reading...

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Benjamin Britten’s ‘Billy Budd’

By: Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ

Billy Budd is an opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten. It finally came to Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera nearly 70 years after its London premiere in a coproduction with Madrid’s Royal Theater and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London. This version has been awarded the prestigious International Opera Award for best production.  The Short Story by Herman Melville This masterpiece is inspired by a novella of the same name by Herman Melville, who dedicated the last, hard years...

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Paradoxes of Vulnerability

By: Diego Fares SJ

In his message for the First World Day of the Poor, celebrated November 19, 2017, Pope Francis stressed “how hard it is for our contemporary world to see poverty clearly for what it is.” And yet, “in myriad ways poverty challenges us daily, in faces marked by suffering.”[1] Completing the otherwise abstract evaluation based on indices of vulnerability, poverty and human development – necessary but insufficient, as recognized by the United Nations Development Programme[2] – the pope invites us to...

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Korea: the State of Play

By: Kim Youn-su, SJ

On April 27, 2018, a historic meeting took place between Moon Jae-in, the president of the Republic of Korea, and Kim Jong-un, the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The meeting concluded with a declaration affirming their mutual commitment to bringing war between the countries to an end and building a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. The success of this inter-Korean summit paved the way to a historic meeting between the North Korean leader and the president of the United...

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