Culture of Encounter is the Foundation of Peace

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Echoing previous statements about the possibility of universal salvation by the Church Fathers, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Catholic theologians like Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Pope Francis stresses that all people are created in the image and likeness of God, that all can do good, and that all are redeemed by the Blood of Christ. Read an excerpt and the homily after the jump:

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Misc: Pope Francis, the Prince of the Personal

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Catholics believe in something called personalism. Part of personalism is the idea that the person is a good towards which the only proper and adequate attitude is love. Read about how Pope Francis embodies personalism from David Brooks in The New York Times here: Pope Francis, the Prince of the Personal

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