Re: What if Teilhard de Chardin became Pope in 1939
It's an interesting idea, but I think it would require a substantial rewrite of church history to make a plausible alternate time-line, to my knowledge he was never even in a position to become a Bishop. I think he was just one of those people who's ideas could never have been appreciated in their time. Even today, his work is highly at odds with official Church doctrine and I doubt if it will ever be endorsed.
"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not."