Caritas panel reflects on liberation theology, love, charity, ecology

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May 12, 2015

Dominican Father Gustavo Gutierrez speaks at a press conference to introduce the work of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis at the Vatican May 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See GUTIERREZ-LOVE May 12, 2015.

Dominican Father Gustavo Gutierrez speaks at a press conference to introduce the work of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis at the Vatican May 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Dominican Father Gustavo Gutierrez, the 86-year-old liberation theologian, said his work is “a love letter to God, to the church and to my people.”

Asked if he would change anything he has written in the past 40 years, the Peruvian who is often referred to as “the father of liberation theology,” said no one would write their beloved the same love letter after 40 years, “but it is the same love.”

Father Gutierrez spoke to reporters at the Vatican May 12 during a news conference to introduce the work of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis, the confederation of 164 national Catholic charities.

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