Update: Here is a story about the meeting with Pentacostals that raises the question that must be eventually answered: just what does Pope Francis believe the Church is? The Bear has an idea by now, but he doesn't dare state it.
According to a summary of an interview given to an Argentinian newspaper, Pope Francis stressed "attraction" over proselytizing, which he called "paralyzing."
Query -- If Catholics simply try to make themselves "attractive" by apologizing to and validating every other faith, do we risk affirming people in their error? Does "being attractive" result in movement from non-Catholic faiths into the Church? What is so bad about a positive and urgent expression of welcome with the goal to save souls by actually bringing them into the Church? One might think some people do not believe it is all that important to salvation to be inside the Church.
The Pope spoke on a variety of topics, including immigration. He held up Sweden as a good example.
Here's the aftermath of a riot in Sweden, where 14% of the population is foreign born. Sweden's third-largest city, Malmo, is dominated by Muslim immigrants, and police have admitted they have no control over what happens there. Sweden is Europe's poster child for the disastrous effects of mass immigration. Other than the European nation that has gone furthest in replacing its native population with Muslims, what success does the Pope see in Sweden of all places?
In other news, the Pope Monday apologized to Pentecostals for the Catholic Church's persecution of them.
Cardinal Sandri spoke about the genocide by Muslims of Christians in ISIS controlled territory, saying that no religion can kill in the name of God.
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