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TCC Video: Pope Francis’ to Evangelicals and Pentecostals ‘I Yearn for a Communion’

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Jesus’ prayer at the Last Supper was that Christians might be one, and yet we are terribly divided. In a message to a gathering of American Pentecostals and Evangelicals, Pope Francis says that we are all “brothers” and that for too long “sin” and misunderstanding have divided us. More after the jump:

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Misc: Pope Apologizes for the Catholic Persecution of Pentecostals

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Pope Francis

“I ask for your forgiveness for those who, calling themselves Catholic, didn’t understand we’re brothers.”

Read more about Pope Francis’ meeting with Italian Evangelicals and Charismatics in The Boston Globe here: Pope Apologizes for the Catholic Persecution of Pentecostals. Here is a prayer for Christian unity.

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TCC Video: Pope Francis Prayed Over by 50,000 Charismatic Catholics

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Pope Francis

The Catholic Renewal rejoices over what the Holy Spirit carries out in the other churches.”

In Rome on June 1st Pope Francis met with the Movement of the Holy Spirit Renewal, a group of Catholic Charismatics. The celebration at the Olympic Stadium was attended by over 52,000 people from more than 50 countries. Read Pope Francis’ remarks here: A Current of Grace. Watch those gathered pray over Pope Francis, charismatic-style and see photos after the jump:

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Misc: Pope on gays: ‘Who am I to judge?’

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Pope Francis gave a remarkably candid interview during his flight back from World Youth Day, touching on everything from the “need for a deep theology of women in the church” to mercy for divorced Catholics, to the fact that it says in the Catechism that gays “shouldn’t be marginalized” and are our “brothers”. John Allen has the story in National Catholic Reporter here: Pope on gays: ‘Who am I to judge?’

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