The Pontifical Council for Culture unanimously approved a petition to Pope Francis requesting him to waive the condemnation of Jesuit Father Teilhard de Chardin (+1955). The Council is headed by [Modernist] Cardinal Ravasi and has no competence to judge theological works.
Chardin was condemned several times. In 1925 he had to withdraw his denial of original sin. In 1962 the Vatican found that Chardin's works “abound in such ambiguities and indeed even serious errors, as to offend Catholic doctrine”. Chardin's thought is a strange mix between theology and the theory of evolution.
The Council for Culture wants Francis to acknowledge Chardin's effort "to reconcile the scientific vision of the universe with Christian eschatology" although Chardin's achievements are highly disputed in the scientific community.
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