Pope’s Christmas Wish: World Fraternity Despite Differences

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018

By Published on December 25, 2018

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  • faithful

    I think the Vatican would be kind to offer up some sizable $$$ help to Christians by getting them to a places of refuge, if not Vatican city itself. Faith without works … is what again?… What good are treasures stored up here on earth when they can be sold to help the needy and the Vatican can certainly part with some of those to the highest bidder for the poor…

  • Stephen D

    It seems the Pope has fully embraced the secular ideology of the Enlightenment. To get up and tell people everywhere that God is their Father and and we are all brothers and sisters is the message of Satan, not the message of Christ. To say that the world needs a vision of “humanity” based on universal “fraternity” is the message of the Ninth Symphony and the philosophers, NOT the message of Christ. To imply that all cultures are equally deserving of respect – the secular doctrine of multiculturalism – is NOT the message of Christ.

    For a supposedly Christian leader to get up and proclaim to the world the futile doctrines of the secular prophets is to me utterly shocking. The Christian message is that people everywhere must repent and believe the gospel, or suffer the consequences in eternity. A leader who cannot preach the necessity for repentance and turning from sin is not a disciple of Jesus Christ. A leader who cannot bring himself to say “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” is not worthy of any office or membership in any church of the living God.

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