A. Alexander Stummvoll / @AAStummvoll

Postdoctoral fellow for the Millennium Nucleus for the Study of Stateness and Democracy in Latin America and the Instituto de Ciencia Política at the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile
A. Alexander Stummvoll is a postdoctoral fellow for the Millennium Nucleus for the Study of Stateness and Democracy in Latin America and the Instituto de Ciencia Política at the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago. He currently prepares his PhD thesis on Vatican diplomacy for publication. Previously he was Visiting Assistant Professor in Catholic Studies and Research Fellow in the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University in Chicago where he commented on the 2013 papal transition for the local media. He holds a PhD and an MRes in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College) and a BSc in International Relations from Aberystwyth University. In 2009 he co-founded the Religion and Politics Working Group at the EUI. As part of his doctoral studies, he also worked as a trainee for the EU Delegation to the Holy See in Rome. His research and teaching focus on religion and politics, International Relations theory, Holy See diplomacy, Catholic Social Doctrine, and Church history.

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A Revolutionary Pope?

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January 17, 2014
Francis is being hailed as a radical Pope who will transform the Vatican. The reality is that the role of the Holy See has always changed with history, argues A. Alexander Stummvoll.