- Sep 28, 2020
Romano Guardini wasn’t elected pope in March 2013, but the influence of the great Italian-born German intellectual runs through the pontificate of Pope Francis.
Catholic bishops across Europe largely have been making a stand in defense of continental unity, a position backed by Pope Francis. Yet in a major speech on Europe Saturday, Francis made clear he’s also no champion of the European status quo, and in fact seems to regard it as passing away. In that context, he laid out his own version of the “Benedict option” for the Church’s role.