Religion: A Pope of Our Time Must Be...

Professor Hans Küng, Catholic priest and theologian at the University of Tübingen, West Germany, has clashed with the Vatican over such teachings as papal infallibility and birth control. In the following statement, made available to TIME, ten theologians, including Küng* offer some answers to the question: What kind of Pope does today's church need?

The world is divided, into hostile power blocs and political systems, estranged races and classes, various ideologies and religions. Christianity is divided also. The Catholic Church, being the largest and a worldwide church, could, if truly united, perform an...

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