Medellín would be the first and perhaps one of the most successful exercises of appropriation of the Second Vatican Council at the continental level.
Pope Francis’ theology begins with the people’s faith.
Before pastoral agents or academic theologians present themselves to the poor as authoritative teachers, they must learn from the poor and let themselves be affected by the fraternal solidarity that characterizes their lives.
The pope’s aim is to establish a whole new way of being church.
The option for the poor is not just an option for each poor individual that we find on the roadside. Rather, it is an option that is both structural and structuring.