;)The Pope first said the Catholic churche is the only true church and they believed him?
In 2013 the Pope declared that all churches are true but the Catholics on this forum won't except it.Does the Pope have it wrong or just his followers?
You guys are all messed up.
Pope: Other denominations not true churches
Benedict issues statement asserting that Jesus established only one church
LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches.
Benedict approved a document from his old offices at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that restates church teaching on relations with other Christians.
On Saturday, Benedict revisited another key aspect of Vatican II by reviving the old Latin Mass . Traditional Catholics cheered the move, but more liberal ones called it a step back from Vatican II.
Pope Francis Condemns Racism And Declares That All Religions Are True At Historic Third Vatican Council | Diversity Chronicle
December 24, 2013
For the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in Vatican City, discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogmas. The Third Vatican Council, is undoubtedly the largest and most important since the Second Vatican Council was concluded in 1962. Pope Francis convened the new council to finally finish the work of the Second Vatican Council.
Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God Pope Francis declared.
In a speech that shocked many, the Pope claimed All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful. Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God.
1.God is changing and evolving as we are, For God lives in us and in our hearts.
2.The Bible is a beautiful holy book, but like all great and ancient works, some passages are outdated.
3.Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God Pope Francis declared.
In accordance with our new understanding, we will begin to ordain women as cardinals, bishops and priests.