Pope Francis is unique in several ways. For one thing, he is the first Pope in centuries to be elected after his successor resigned rather than passing away. His Latin American heritage brings a new culture to the papacy.
But more than any of this, he has made some extraordinary claims that are at profound variance with historic Roman Catholic teachings, or even teaching historically held by all Christians.
Some of these remarks of Pope Francis cross the line into heresy. One can compare the positions of Francis with his predecessors on major, fundamental issues, and the differences are obvious.
As a result, he has been a target of some very biting criticism from both within his Catholic Church, and certainly from Protestant Christians and others.
One priest is so distraught with this pope that he has now expressed his hope that Pope Francis dies without delay. More on this incredible statement on page two.
There is no desire to start a religious battle here.
No need for these apologetic type statements. They will be viewed as weak. Just be super upfront and bold!
While not a Catholic I agree with the major philosophy of the church on certain key points. I have watched this pope begin to slowly move the church away from the concept that Christ was a failure, which in my opinion is blasphemy plain and simple.
I realize that he is or was a radical when he was living in Argentina. As I stated previously while not a Catholic I would hate to see desruction of the church brought about by this pope. Anyone who believes in the concept of a One World Government is someone to be very leary of, be they pope or president.
I made a grammatical error I should have said that his moving the church to the belief that Christ was a failure. Not moving it away as he is espousing just the opposite . I apologise for my error.