- Dec 5, 2019
Of the 184 voting members of the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, including cardinals, archbishops and bishops, and priests and religious, 98 are members of religious orders, representing 53 percent.
“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.”
About 350 young adults attended the national gathering of Singles for Christ.
Vietnam’s bishops have warned that popular religious and magical practices can cause “anxiety to the faithful and disorder in faith communities,” and insisted that Church discipline and norms on the liturgy must be obeyed.
Fear of change is a “temptation of the devil,” Pope Francis told thousands of members of the Charismatic Renewal on Saturday.
“I am a Catholic, my family is Catholic, my wife is an evangelical [Protestant]. The meaning of this visit is faith,” President-elect Jair Messias Bolsonaro said Friday.