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Pope Francis, changing Christianity?

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Re: Pope Francis, changing Christianity?

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Re: Pope Francis, changing Christianity?

Post by AWS260 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:37 am

The Vatican tweaks U.S. conservative Catholics.
Two close associates of Pope Francis have accused American Catholic ultraconservatives of making an alliance of “hate” with evangelical Christians to back President Trump, further alienating a group already out of the Vatican’s good graces.

The authors, writing in a Vatican-vetted journal, singled out Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, as a “supporter of an apocalyptic geopolitics” that has stymied action against climate change and exploited fears of migrants and Muslims with calls for “walls and purifying deportations.”

The article warns that conservative American Catholics have strayed dangerously into the deepening political polarization in the United States. The writers even declare that the worldview of American evangelical and hard-line Catholics, which is based on a literal interpretation of the Bible, is “not too far apart’’ from jihadists.

It is not clear if the article, appearing in La Civiltà Cattolica, received the pope’s direct blessing, but it was extraordinary coming from a journal that carries the Holy See’s seal of approval.

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Re: Pope Francis, changing Christianity?

Post by Moliere » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:37 pm

"The world is suffering more today from the good people who want to mind other men's business than it is from the bad people who are willing to let everybody look after their own individual affairs." - Clarence Darrow

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Re: Pope Francis, changing Christianity?

Post by Zarathud » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:52 pm

Trump colludes with Russia, the Pope colludes with the Chinese. The Pope is at least serving the Catholic Church's goal of being allowed to operate freely in a foreign state.
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Re: Pope Francis, changing Christianity?

Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:42 am

The Vatican announced Monday that it would open up its secret archives on the World War II papacy of Pope Pius XII, whom some scholars have accused of keeping silent about the Holocaust.

Jewish organizations have long called for the Vatican’s archives from this period to be made accessible, saying the then-pope turned a blind eye to the systematic persecution of Jews by Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. But Pius’s actions during this period are up for debate, and others say he worked behind the scenes to help Jews.

“The church is not afraid of history,” Pope Francis told members of the Vatican’s Secret Archives division. He said the period of Pius’s papacy from 1939 to 1958 would be opened to researchers on March 2, 2020.
Pius was declared “venerable” in 2009, part of the process toward sainthood. But the questions about his conduct during the war have likely slowed or stalled the process. Three of the four popes that succeeded Pius XII have already been sainted, including Paul VI last year.
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