Hans Küng

Quotations

Everyone agrees the celibacy rule is just a Church law dating from the 11th century, not a divine command.

Newsweek interview, July 8, 1991

If you cannot see that divinity includes male and female characteristics and at the same time transcends them, you have bad consequences. Rome and Cardinal O’Connor base the exclusion of women priests on the idea that God is the Father and Jesus is His Son, there were only male disciples, etc. They are defending a patriarchal Church with a patriarchal God. We must fight the patriarchal misunderstanding of God.

Newsweek interview, July 8, 1991

There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.

March 31, 2005, at the opening of the Exhibit on the World's Religions at Santa Clara University