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  • Pope who chides Pharisees to meet experts wanting them rehabilitated

    Pope who chides Pharisees to meet experts wanting them rehabilitated

    • Apr 4, 2019

    A May conference at the Pontifical Biblical Institute will urge a reconsideration of prejudices regarding the Pharisees, the ancient Jewish movement that figures often in the New Testament.

  • Pray that priests never use law to shut door to salvation, pope says

    Pray that priests never use law to shut door to salvation, pope says

    • Oct 19, 2017

    During his morning Mass, Pope Francis told a story about a priest who demanded a father not be present at his child’s baptism ceremony because he had been divorced. The pope said such a priest takes away “the key of knowledge” and “closes the door” on people. Francis said God wants his disciples to live so that they can also help “open the door” to God for themselves and for others.

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