Pope Francis picks Ground Zero for interfaith healing

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A rose is placed on a name engraved along the South reflecting pool at the Ground Zero memorial site during the dedication ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on May 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Spencer Platt/Pool
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A rose is placed on a name engraved along the South reflecting pool at the Ground Zero memorial site during the dedication ceremony of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on May 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Spencer Platt/Pool *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-INTERFAITH, originally transmitted on September 17, 2015.

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    Interfaith healing need of the hour worldwide.

  • Karen

    Christians worship the one true God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died for the sins of humanity. Repent and trust in Jesus alone.

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  • What the Pope is practicing is Secular Humanism whether he is aware of it or not.

    ‘Interfaith healing’ means:
    ‘let’s stop bickering about religious nonsense for a few minutes and act like human beings who need a break from these primitive philosophies!’

  • Betty Clermont

    Pope Francis is seeking reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). (catholicnewsagency.com) The Simon Wiesenthal Center named SSPX as influential within the French far-right, anti-Semitic party. The Southern Poverty Law Center kept SSPX on their “Hatewatch” list because of the virulent anti-Semitism of its leaders.

    Holocaust survivors and their heirs are petitioning this pope to audit accounts at the Vatican Bank believed to have held funds looted during the Second World War by Nazi allied governments. Pope Francis has refused to address or even acknowledge the issue. (scribd.com)

    Financial columnist, Brett Arends: “The president, the media and other public figures ought to stand shoulder to shoulder with Jewish groups and insist that if Pope Francis wants to be hailed for his openness and candor … he can start by at last throwing open the Vatican’s secret records about its shady dealings with Hitler, Mussolini and their allies before, during and after World War II…

  • Fran

    The only true God is the Father of Jesus, Almighty God, whose name is Yahweh or Jehovah (Psalm 83:18). The Lord’s Prayer provided by Jesus in Matthew 6 is addressed to our “Heavenly Father” and not to Jesus, his son, who is in submission to his Father, God (1 Corinth. 11:3). It is only Almighty God who is worthy of our worship; however, at the same time, we can be foot-step followers of his son, Jesus, as instructed by Jesus.

    Jesus, the son of God, died for the sins of mankind; God did not (Psalm 90:2). We can ask God for forgiveness of sins in prayer if we repent of our mistakes and offer our prayers to God in the name of Christ Jesus, our mediator, on the basis of Jesus’ ransom sacrifice.

  • Bob

    Fran, the whole Jesus story that you keep trying to promote here is a steaming pile of nonsense. How is it again that your omnipotent being couldn’t do his saving bit without the whole silly Jesus hoopla? And how was Jesus’ death a “sacrifice”, when an omnipotent being could just pop up a replacement son any time with less than a snap of his fingers? Not only that, but an omnipotent “god” would have known that Jesus wouldn’t really stay dead. That is no sacrifice at all.

    It’s also worth asking why such a claimed benevolent, wonderfully kind, “god” has to put us through thousands of years of anxious waiting before “saving” us from a flawed life that he supposedly created. The Christian beliefs are just plain ridiculous.

    Here’s to a less superstitious future for you.

    Ask the questions. Break the chains.
    Join the movement. Be free of Christianity and other superstitions.
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