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An Evangelical Pope?

LES22 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 1:49 PM
Actually, they do. "Unless you are born again of water and the spirit you will not have life in you." Its baptism. This has been taught by the Church since the time of the Apostles.

The media, including some in the Christian media, throw around the word evangelical with little understanding of its proper definition. Most recently, the media has done this in referring to Pope Benedict XVI as the “Evangelical Pope.”

In an attempt to say he’s a missionary-minded Pope, or a proselytizing Pope, they impart a title that would probably make him most uncomfortable.

I have a deep respect for Pope Benedict. Respect for his impressive intellect. Respect for his strong stand on moral issues. Respect for his belief in the uniqueness of Jesus Christ for salvation. Respect for his levelheadedness in understanding other...