02/27/2017 Anglican All Saints Church Zenit – Novus Ordo Original Italian at Vatican Web Site
Pope Francis Visits the Anglican Church of All Saints and Gives a Talk:
“And then, there is my experience. ” Pope Francis spoke to the Anglican Church of All Saints which he was visiting in Rome on the above date: “I was very friendly with Bishop Gregory Venables, very friendly. But here is another experience: In the north of Argentina there are the Anglican missions with the aborgines, and the Anglican Bishop, and, the Catholic Bishop.
They work together, and, teach …
And when people can’t go on Sunday to the Catholic celebration they go to the Anglican, and, the Anglicans go to the Catholic. They do not want to spend Sunday without a celebration, and, so they work together.
And here, at the Vatican, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith knows this. And they engage in charity together. And the two Bishops are friends … and the two communities are friends.
I think this is a richness (treasure) that our young Churches (young = Protestant) can bring to Europe and to the Churches that have a great tradition. (Catholic)
Ecumenism in young Churches is easier. But I believe that – and I return to the second question – ecumenism is perhaps more solid in theological research in a more mature Church, older in research, in the study of history, of Theology, of the Liturgy, as the Church in Europe is. ” (more mature =Catholic)
It is true that ecumenism has been researched more ‘solid’ in the Catholic Church. Many papal encyclicals have been written about it and it has always been condemned. the dogma “Outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation” stands solidly. Pope Benedict XVI has reiterated this recently from his ‘enclosure’.
The Truth is the Truth. It never changes. If it did, what would happen to today’s ‘truth’ on the morrow?
Pope Francis sums up: “In the north of Argentina, an aborigine says to you: “I’m Anglican, but the Bishop is not here. The Pastor is not here. The Reverend is not here.” I want to praise God on Sunday and so I go to the Catholic Cathedral.
These are riches of the young Churches. I don’t know.
This is what comes to me to say to you.”
Pope Francis Q and Q at Anglican All Saints Church: Zenit; 02/27/17 Novus Ordo
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