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Pope Emphasizes Friendliness Over Conversion (Quo vadis, Pope Francis? Part 179)

Pope Francis says Jesus fraternized with all. Correct, and so must we. But the Pope then says we should not make any effort to convert others to the one true faith of Christianity. Now that is not what Jesus taught. In fact Jesus said the opposite, and told us to make disciples of all nations and baptize them in the name of the Triune God.

The Pope says that all religions are on a journey in search of God. Correct. But the one true God has been revealed to us, and the gods of other religions are false gods. This is why we bring people to the Father through Jesus.

But according to the Pope, our Church is now no longer in the work of conversion but of conviviality. Discard the spiritual and just focus on the social.


Pope Francis emphasizes friendliness in religious dialogue over need for conversion

The Church is ‘the Mystical Body of Christ, constituted and commissioned by her Divine Head – to call all men to conversion, not ‘conviviality,’' noted Matt Gaspers of Catholic Family News.

Pope Francis stands next to Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during a welcome ceremony at Presidential Palace on February 4, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.Francois Nel / Getty Images

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – In a recent address to members of the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue, Pope Francis ignored mentioning the primacy of the Catholic faith as taught by previous popes, highlighting instead the theme of “universal conviviality” as the basis for ecumenical endeavors.

“Conviviality” was the recurring theme of Pope Francis’ June 6 address to the Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue, which is holding its plenary assembly in Rome. Referencing Pope Paul VI’s ecumenical pronouncements, Francis tied these to his own recently enforced reform of the Roman Curia as contained in Praedicate Evangelium.

“Globalization and the acceleration of international communications make dialogue in general, and interreligious dialogue in particular, a crucial issue,” Francis said.

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