- Sep 17, 2019
“The meekness that the Holy Spirit give us makes us witnesses, because the path of the Holy Spirit isn’t proselytism, it’s witness,” Francis told a charismatic group Saturday. “If someone comes to proselytize, that’s not the Church, it’s a sect.”
“Brother Francis,” according to indigenous leader Gregorio Diaz Mirabal, is “risking his life” for the Amazon, ticking off Russia, China, the US and Europe as global powers unhappy with the pope's efforts to shine a spotlight on the situation in the region.
Over 60,000 people participated in the “Poland Under the Cross” prayer gathering organized by the Solo Dios Basta community and the Diocese of Włocławek in central Poland.
In his six years in office, Pope Francis has been no stranger to controversy or resistance, yet judging by the all-star lineup of opponents to his coming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, the gathering is shaping up to be one of his most controversial initiatives since the 2014-2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family.
Five months after the Notre Dame fire, the archdiocese says it's no longer in crisis mode.