African Catholics embrace Jubilee Year as time for Muslim understanding

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Catholic faithful pray in front of a cross of Jesus Christ erected by a roadside in Kakoge, north of Uganda's capital Kampala, on October 18, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/James Akena

Catholic faithful pray in front of a cross of Jesus Christ erected by a roadside in Kakoge, north of Uganda's capital Kampala, on October 18, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/James Akena

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) African Catholics, numbering about 200 million, hope to take advantage of the Jubilee Year declared by Pope Francis to advance forgiveness and interfaith understanding, especially with Muslims.

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  • Ted

    The Bible calls false teachers “wells without water” and “clouds without rain”. This describes the apostate church which is in every way deluded and incapable of knowing truth. They want to say “peace and forgiveness” where there is no repentance and where the religion of Islam dictates that infidels be killed, converted, or subdued. The only way to survive and coexist with Islam is to fight back and either eradicate or subdue them. The Gospel of peace with God will win a small number of them over but won’t save your family from getting beheaded by the non-persuaded Muslims.

  • Ted

    “…a significant symbol of the Jubilee Year is the move by the pope to allow priests to forgive the sin of abortion.” No man on earth has that power or authority. The Scriptures say you can be justified by faith to have peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord and BY whom we have access into His grace.(Romans 5:1-2) There is no Scripture that authorizes anyone else to wedge themselves in between a repentant sinner and the cleansing blood of Christ. And there is no “Jubilee Year” as applies to New Testament Christians. The “Pope” and his fellow clergy are mere frauds making merchandise of people’s superstition. (2 Peter 2:3)

  • Cursed Goat, Returned to the Comfortable Stable

    the fellow above (the Gentleman -more or less – above) is clearly a Christian Fundamentalist Jihadist.

    Which is too bad for him.

    If he wasn’t – he would not be sooo anti Catholic – and fearful of Muslims.

    He would still be a realist – and also be ready to talk to him Muslim siblings on a case by case basis – as he would have them do unto him.

    But, we should try to get through to hm too, in love – on a case by case basis.

    He is inherently a good guy – who has some misguided – and slightly as cue thinking.

    But, just like a smart person can need a councilor to differentiate when they are inspired, from when the intelligent inspiration is taking too much control – and they are now sitting in a councilor’s chair because they’re body is playing tricks on them ~ and they are now manic. Correct in some regards – delusional in others:

    Ted needs us to help him dial back his jihadist notions – and lower the intensity just a bit. So, I am reaching out to him/you on a one…

  • Cursed Goat, Returned to the Comfortable Stable

    …limited basis: The same way xians are expecting Muslims to do – inorder to derail recruitment by Islamic Extremists who recruit online using the same rhetoric packaged in the appropriate semantic as Teds (your statements above).

    So, Ted – chill out. Thanks yo.