O’Malley: Pope Francis Faces ‘Increasingly Secular Culture’

Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 06:05 PM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston on Wednesday praised the election of Jesuit Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I — adding that he comes amid “an increasingly secular culture” in the world.

“At Caesarea Philippi, Jesus commissioned St. Peter the rock upon which the church would be built,” O’Malley, who was rumored to be a leading candidate for the papacy, said in a statement. “Pope Francis continues that mission in an increasingly secular culture, where many people have not come to know or have forgotten that Jesus is our savior and redeemer.

Urgent: Should Pope Francis Allow Women Priests, Contraception? Vote Here Now.

“The world will greatly benefit from Pope Francis witnessing Jesus’ call for us to love God and love one another.

“We pledge our faithful support for the Holy Father as he leads the church in proclaiming the new evangelization, inviting all people to a develop a closer relationship with Christ and to share that gift with others,” O’Malley said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama Admits Intel Failure on ISIS as Lawmakers Press Congressional War Action

Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 15:43 PM

President Barack Obama said U.S. intelligence officials failed to appreciate the gains made by Islamic State extremists  . . .

Boehner, Lawmakers Urge Congressional Action to Back Obama's Syria War

Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 13:58 PM

U.S. lawmakers on Sunday stepped up calls for congressional authorization of President Barack Obama's war against Islami . . .

Britain's RAF Begins First Combat Mission Against ISIS

Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 09:46 AM

U.K. Royal Air Force warplanes are flying their first combat mission against Islamic State militants in Iraq. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved