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  • Pope: Common witness of faith can strengthen Catholics, Methodists

    Pope: Common witness of faith can strengthen Catholics, Methodists

    Pope Francis met with members of the World Methodist Council who were in Rome to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Joint International Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Commission. The pope also recalled the life and example of John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism, who dedicated his life to helping others “live a holy life.”

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  • Peace an urgent task in world of war and conflict, pope says

    Peace an urgent task in world of war and conflict, pope says

    Pope Francis told an interfaith group that religions cannot be neutral – “much less ambiguous” – where peace is concerned. “Those who engage in acts of violence, or try to justify them in the name of religion, gravely offend God, who is peace and the source of peace, and has left in human beings a reflection of his wisdom, power and beauty,” the pope said.

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  • Silver anniversary: Making the catechism shine in the 21st century

    Silver anniversary: Making the catechism shine in the 21st century

    In his speech marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church Oct. 11, Pope Francis said the catechism is not only an important tool for believers to understand the faith, but also provides concrete answers to new challenges. Just as the challenges people face evolve, so does the Christian response since “the word of God cannot be preserved in mothballs as if it were an old blanket to protect against insects,” he said.

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