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Pope Francis Condemns Proselytism (Quo Vadis, Pope Francis? Part 233)

Pope Francis says that proselytism is the most serious sin that a missionary can have. The Pope is a modernist who twists things, making what is good into bad. Proselytism, which actually means making converts to the faith, is in fact the most important and wonderful act that a missionary needs to do. It is obedience to the final instructions of Jesus to make disciples of all nations and baptize them in the name of the Triune God.


Christianity is the one true faith, established by Jesus himself. The Catholic Church is the one true Church, the only one established by Jesus himself. To proselytize is to proclaim the gospel of salvation in Jesus and to bring people into the Christian faith as disciples of Jesus.


Pope Francis condemns ‘serious sin’ of ‘proselytism’ but has ‘no explanation’ for vocations crisis


Catholicism is not proselytism,’ stated Pope Francis in a new interview, repeating his now-familiar comments on the subject of evangelization.


Pope Francis is wheeled out of St. Peter's after Cdl. Pell's funeralMichael Haynes/LifeSiteNews


Pope Francis has once again condemned Catholic efforts of evangelization, stating that “Catholicism is not proselytism,” while adding he has “no explanation” for the drop in vocations in recent decades.

The Pontiff made the comments in an interview he gave to Spanish language news outlet Mundo Negro back in mid-December, which was published on January 13.


He made the statement while fielding a question about the Second Vatican Council, having been asked whether the Church’s “mission” had changed since the Council and if “the Church and the people need another Mission.”

“Thank God, yes,” replied Francis. “Historians say that it takes 100 years for a council to have a complete result, so it is halfway there. So many things have changed in the Church, so many things for the better…”


The 86-year-old Pope referenced what he described as “two interesting signs.” Firstly he stated that the “first imprudent effervescences of the Council have already disappeared,” clarifying that he was referring to “liturgical effervescences.” His second suggestion that the Council was having an effect on the Church was that “anti-conciliar resistances are emerging, resistances that were not seen before, something typical of every process of maturity.”

Francis welcomed changes which he attributed to the Council, such as an increased “respect for cultures” and the “inculturation of the Gospel” – things which were an “indirect consequence of the Council.”


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