Friday, September 20, 2013

A Big Heart Open to God - Fr Antonio Spadaro’s interview with Pope Francis

I have written down a few thoughts on the interview Pope Francis gave to Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal. But, instead of posting them, I’ve decided to hold fire, and instead simply provide a valuable link to an easily downloadable A4 size PDF of the entire interview so as to encourage friends to read it right through rather than respond to bits and pieces of it taken out of context.

Pope Francis is, I believe, helping the whole Church at a critical time of our engagement with the secular world to “turn the corner”, becoming more focused on Jesus, the Gospel and the journey to wholeness (“salvation”) not just of ourselves (and not primarily of ouselves) but of all whose lives we touch along the way.

All Christian traditions (and I mean "all"!) have so much to learn from him.

If - after reading the interview in full, of course, - you would like to read a first rate Anglican reflection on it, go HERE for the initial response of Fr Anthony Chadwick.


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