It was not really a European point of vew.<quoted text>
True, many of the heads are non-European, but so much of the internal culture is, which may always be a pesky problem..... Another sign that the holy father has a broader horizon is that the martyred Archbishop Romero is being reconsidered for beatification. Among clergy considered as liberationist (hence criticized by Rome), he was much more balanced and showed great courage when he stayed with his people and spoke out against Salvadoran government oppression, resulting in his being shot while celebrating Mass in the 1980s. You can read more about this at: http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/francis-... For those who don't care for the NCR, I know that there are other reports as well.
John Paul II had many reservations about Liberation Theology because many were (are?) embracing a Marxist phylosophy. Priest and nuns favored and even joined the armed guerilla which pitted Mays tribe against eacg other in Equador, Gatemala and elsewhere. The CIA (=American Government) was very much unvolved in preventing a revolution which aimed at protecting the rights of the farmers against the landlords supported by the big foreign corporations, especially from USA.