Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Kung has died aged 93. Kung was a promoter of inter-faith dialogue and annoyed some religious types when he challenged the concept of Papal infallibility. (Thanks to DDT and Reptile for making me sound vaguely knowledgeable here.) He wrote many books on the spiritual nature of Christianity, won peace medals and doctorates, and had an asteroid named after him. He also split with Catholicism by believing in the option of assisted suicide for pain sufferers or those suffering dementia. He was also an outspoken critic of Benedict XVI. He was a unique pick for Alternative Observations 2021.
19 March 1928 – 6 April 2021