Religion: Cracking Down on the Big Ones

The Pope attacks Hans Küng, his church'sprickliest theologian

The dramatic news broke in an offhand manner. After a routine conference at the Vatican last Tuesday, Press Officer Romeo Panciroli stood to read what was expected to be some minor announcement. Instead, he intoned that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith "is constrained to declare that Professor Hans Kung, in his writings, has departed from the integral truth of Roman Catholic faith, and therefore he can no longer be considered a Catholic theologian or function as such in a teaching role."

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