Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Stripped by Vatican of Right to Call Itself Catholic
It’s easy to see that the highly conservative Ratzinger leans nationalist/fascist with his moves to re-incorporate the fundamentalist SSPX movement back into the church while to banishing this Liberation Theology Progressive Catholic university in Peru.
The Vatican has stripped the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, one of the most prominent centres of learning in Latin America, of its right to continue calling itself a Catholic or pontifical university, saying it had damaged the interests of the Church.
The university in the Peruvian capital, Lima, was founded in 1917 and has been identified with liberal, progressive thinking for decades.
Gustavo Gutierrez, the priest considered the founder of the Liberation Theology movement, taught there for years. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and former President Alan Garcia are both graduates.
The Vatican said on Saturday that the break came after the university had several times unilaterally modified its statutes and had “gravely prejudiced the interests of the Church”. It did not elaborate.