Friday, 15 March 2013

Congratulations Pope Francis

Our congratulations and prayers go with the new Pope, Francis I. It is encouraging that the Roman  Catholic Church has appointed an Argentinian, as it recognises the way in which the majority of Christians are no longer to be found in Europe.

The new Pope has already spoken of the need to evangelise – to bring news of the love of Christ to those who are as yet unaware of it. He has also shown his concern for the poor and underprivileged. This is good news for the Gospel, but the new Pope also faces many challenges, including those within the Roman Catholic hierarchy, but also those relating to recent scandals. May he also be a Pope who sees other Christian denominations as equally part of the worldwide Church.
As Pope Francis seeks to make Christ known to the world, he needs our prayers. We gladly offer them.