Vatican newspaper on Cardinal Bergoglio’s ‘charismatic ecumenism’

Vatican newspaper on Cardinal Bergoglio’s ‘charismatic ecumenism’

[Adding the insult of charismania to the injury of ecumenism]

Catholic World News – June 06, 2017

L’Osservatore Romano has published a front-page article on the future Pope Francis’s “charismatic ecumenism” when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Marcelo Figueroa—the Protestant theologian who serves as editor of the Argentine edition of the Vatican newspaper—writes that the future Pope took part in an ecumenical charismatic retreat at the Catholic University of Argentina in 2003.

The ecumenical charismatic movement in Buenos Aires grew. In 2012, 6,000 people took part in an eight-hour prayer service; the future Pope and the preacher of the papal household, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, were among those who preached. These events, said Figueroa, helped set the stage for the Pope’s remarks at the Vigil of Pentecost in 2017.

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5 comments on “Vatican newspaper on Cardinal Bergoglio’s ‘charismatic ecumenism’

    • I never heard of this guy. Very scary.

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        Toufik Benedictus “Benny” Hinn is a televangelist originally born in Jaffa, Israel and was raised in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. He converted to Pentecostalism as a teenager in Toronto and became so immersed in the faith that it actually concerned his family. Despite dropping out of high school, he went on to found the Orlando Christian Center in 1983 and began professing his faith healing abilities.

        Hinn’s teachings are characterized as charismatic Christianity, with an emphasis on spiritual gifts and the prosperity gospel. He is best known for hosting “Miracle Crusades” —faith healing summits—generally held in large stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, “This Is Your Day,” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Hinn has been scrutinized for personal use of church-owned luxury goods and a lack of financial oversight on the ministries’ boards, which are often populated with family and friends of the televangelist.

      • He’s not unfamiliar to charsimaniac ex-Catholics. From what I understand, that pack of swingin’ and swayin’ cultists quote raving proddies and other nutjobs, like Hinn, regularly.
        Y’know, just like Bergoglio…

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