A United Nations of Religions?

A United Nations of Religions?

From ISIS to Israel-Palestine conflict, religious animosities continue to destabilize the world. The retired Israeli President Shimon Peres sees a “United Nations of Religions” led by the pope as the possible solution. During his 45-minute meeting with Pope Francis, Peres cited the religious root of many modern conflicts. The Associated Press repor

The Unfulfilled Vision of Bishop Tony Palmer

The Unfulfilled Vision of Bishop Tony Palmer

The Boston Globe published today an article detailing the mission of late Bishop Tony Palmer.  Besides his recorded video of Pope Francis sharing a message with some evangelical leaders, Bishop Palmer was on a Catholic Church broader mission of reconciling Protestants with Rome. At one time Palmer wanted to convert to Catholicism, but then in a sur

Friendship: A New Form of Ecumenical Alignment

Friendship: A New Form of Ecumenical Alignment

In recent months, Pope Francis has stepped up his meetings with various Protestant leaders.  Yesterday, he met Pentecostal pastor Giovanni Traettino of Southern Italy, and last month he was unofficially meeting a delegation of US Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Charismatic leaders. Ditching the official and mainstream type of meetings, the pope seems

FRONTLINE on “Secrets of the Vatican”

FRONTLINE on “Secrets of the Vatican”

From homosexuality to pedophiles and corruption within the Vatican bank, can Pope Francis succeed where every one of his predecessors has failed—reforming the Roman Curia? Kudos to this FRONTLINE documentary, “Secrets of the Vatican,” that sheds some light on the scandals that led to the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Ellen G. White min

Pope Urges Sunday Rest

Pope Urges Sunday Rest

While on his travels to Molise, southern Italy, Pope Francis calls for Sunday observance, saying that opening stores and other business on Sundays as a way to create jobs isn’t beneficial for society.