Centralized globalization: The Holy See and human mobility since World War II

Through an examination of the official teaching of the Church I show how the increased mobility of large masses of Catholics since World War II has led to continuing efforts by the Holy See to follow and, to a certain extent, to control these fluxes of people. In turn, global human mobility has had...

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Published in:Critical research on religion
Main Author: Turina, Isacco 1976-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage [2015]
In:Critical research on religion
Year: 2015, Volume: 3, Issue: 2, Pages: 189-205
Further subjects:B Globalization
B Migration
B Mobility
B Catholic Church
B papal teaching
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Summary:Through an examination of the official teaching of the Church I show how the increased mobility of large masses of Catholics since World War II has led to continuing efforts by the Holy See to follow and, to a certain extent, to control these fluxes of people. In turn, global human mobility has had an influence on institutional structures and on the self-understanding of the Church. While this evolution has contributed to the globalization of the Catholic Church, the trend towards centralization of power in Rome has hindered the development of more inclusive and democratic reforms and the participation of local churches in the decision-making process.
ISSN:2050-3040
Contains:Enthalten in: Critical research on religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/2050303214552573