- Jan 25, 2020
Two missionary priests in Southeast Asia believe that anti-Christian persecution has “strengthened the prophetic role of Church.”
Interreligious dialogue is an important way to counter fundamentalist groups as well as the unjust accusation that religions sow division, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis has agendas both pastoral and personal for his trip to Asia, where he’ll appeal for global nuclear disarmament at the sites of the atomic bomb and minister to two tiny Catholic communities that have suffered gruesome periods of persecution.
Christians and Hindus must resist pessimism and instead draw from and add to the “a hidden sea of goodness” that convinces many men and women around the world that peace and brotherhood are possible, said a Vatican message for the Hindu feast of Diwali.
An interreligious ceremony held at the cathedral of São Paulo to support the Synod for the Amazon region was accused by critics as a cover for left-wing activism inside the Church.
Watching what’s happening in his country today, Archbishop Felix Machado of Vasai, India, believes the need for real conversation with the Hindu majority is more urgent than ever.