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Do you think Pope Francis will bring people back to the Catholic faith?


 

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 4 years ago

    Excellent answer, Susette. A deep but practical concern for the planet and everything that lives in/on it, not just us humans, is in effect giving respect and honour to any "god" one likes to worship. Pope obsolete!


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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    So true Billie. When Christianity was first formed it was always about inclusion just as the Gospels state, but Religion has misinterpreted much of it and used it for control. My hope is he can start bringing it back to it's roots.

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Suzette Walker (suzettenaples) says

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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    Yes suzettenaples I agree. He's proving he means business, but people are moving past the belief you have to go to confession or else! He will only be able to do so much, but if the church is to survive there has to be many changes ahead.

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    David Trujillo Uribe (David Trujillo) 4 years ago

    I doubt this. Although I agree John Paul was killed by a conspirational group with their own interests, in the present there is no real threat he represents to capitalism or other ruling orders.


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    Andre Sanchez 4 years ago

    By your standards, Jesus Christ was a failure as well.


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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    He seems to be a hope for a kinder, more accepting faith, although it still has too much conflicting ideology which is the core of Catholicism.

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    Borsia, totally agree. I can't go back, but I DO like the focus of this pope. I think it will spill over to Evangelical Christians - all religions, and to us who are agnostic or atheist as well. It's the social justice focus that I find hopeful.


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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    Thanks erorantes. I too used to believe everything was Gods plan too, however now I feel we control our fate. Otherwise freewill would mean nothing. I applaud the Pope's fearless path for compassion to EVERYONE without exclusion, it is rare indeed.

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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    Thanks Frank, like suzettenaples said too, the church has not kept up with the evolution of people's expanded beliefs. Spirituality is growth, Religion unfortunately has been more about power and control.

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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    Jesus gospels were always about inclusion. I'm not sure what you mean by "actual gospel" because that too was what Jesus wanted....a better place to live and Jesus as well as the Pope show it by living among the people, not above them.

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    New Understanding 4 years ago

    I know that was the last straw for many, for me it came much earlier for many reasons, but as I commented to David, he is the first Pope to update Vatican law to criminalize sexual abuse, so he's working for real change it seems. Time will tell.