According to the Pope, the primary mission of his church is evangelism.
The appeal for the conversion of "all nations," attributed to Jesus Christ in the Gospels, remains "an obligatory mandate for the entire Church and for every believer in Christ," the pontiff said.Okay, so he wants to convert you, but wait a second. What about this notion that his church has the right to do so? Doesn't that conjure up images of the Inquisition?
"This apostolic commitment is both a duty and an inalienable right, the very expression of religious freedom with its moral, social and political dimensions," he said.So much for religious pluralism. According to the Pope, all Catholics have the responsibility of converting non-Catholics to Catholicism, and this includes non-Catholic Christians. I don't think John Hagee is going to like this one bit.
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