'I wish for a Church that is poor and...

'I wish for a Church that is poor and for the poor', says Pope Francis

There are 46 comments on the ekklesia.co.uk story from Mar 16, 2013, titled 'I wish for a Church that is poor and for the poor', says Pope Francis. In it, ekklesia.co.uk reports that:

The new spiritual head of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics has told them and the world's media, "I wish for a Church that is poor and for the poor." The comment, in front of an audience of 6,000 correspondents in Rome, came as part of an explanation from the pontiff as to why he had chosen the name Francis.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at ekklesia.co.uk.

First Prev
of 3
Next Last

“The Final Sacrifice”

Since: Feb 13

Be Blessed

#42 Mar 22, 2013
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>I don't agree. I think the early Christian Church was non denom and I don't think there will be denominations in Heaven either.
Amen, I agree 100%!! There was never to be division amongst believers as there is in the endless denominations meant to accommodate sin and the changing ways of the world. We are to be the BODY of Christ. What happens to a body when it is in pieces? It no longer exists.

>^o^<
Thinking

Barnsley, UK

#43 Mar 24, 2013
I'm still waiting for the vatican to explain how JP2 cured Parkinson's.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europ...

If they did that, they could help millions worldwide, not just one of his employees.
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>No I'm not a Catholic, but I do still like to try and figure the reasons things are done.
If he wants to be called Francis and others like to choose a "Saint" as a role model then fair enough although my views on who Saints are is obviously going to be vastly different to the Catholic viewpoint.
jesus christ blows me

Kingston, PA

#44 Mar 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I'm still waiting for the vatican to explain how JP2 cured Parkinson's.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europ...
If they did that, they could help millions worldwide, not just one of his employees.
<quoted text>
john paul two INVENTED parkinsons---like al gore invented whatever.

“so tell me......”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#45 Mar 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
I'm still waiting for the vatican to explain how JP2 cured Parkinson's.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europ...
If they did that, they could help millions worldwide, not just one of his employees.
<quoted text>
Random cures like this are pretty hard to understand. I wonder if cases like this are more to do with some inner faith that triggers a healing effect in the body.
Thinking

Barnsley, UK

#46 Mar 24, 2013
There was no cure.
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>Random cures like this are pretty hard to understand. I wonder if cases like this are more to do with some inner faith that triggers a healing effect in the body.

“so tell me......”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#47 Mar 24, 2013
Thinking wrote:
There was no cure.
<quoted text>
Oh! I didn't read the whole article so I missed that. Brain's a bit fuzzy due to this cold weather.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Pope Benedict XVI Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Roman Catholic church only true church, says Va... (Jul '07) 13 min Rosesz 692,159
News Pope urges compassion from politicians who fan ... 31 min The Bible Student 5
News United House of Prayer for All People: Bishop's... (Apr '08) Dec 4 Mr Sir 10,694
News Pope Francis is greeted by young children in tr... Nov 27 TRUE CATHOLIC her... 1
News John Paul I Closer to Sainthood as Book Debunks... Nov '17 South Knox Hombre 1
News Vatican backs Obama as Nobel Peace Prize Winner (Oct '09) Nov '17 Feeling Abandoned 37
News Pope Francis to stop off in Cuba on way to Unit... (Apr '15) Nov '17 whirlignmerc 11
More from around the web