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Pope Francis and ecclesiastical narcissism

17 April 2013

Pope Francis

“When the Church does not come out of itself to evangelize,” he said, “it becomes self-referential and then gets sick.”
That inward-looking Church, which doesn’t look sufficiently to Christ and doesn’t reflect him, his light and his love for those walking in darkness, quickly succumbs to what he called the worst evil of all, a “spiritual worldliness … living in itself, of itself, for itself.”

– Pope Francis

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 17 April 2013 5:31 am

    Reblogged this on Mismeret's Blog and commented:
    Well said Frank!

  2. 17 April 2013 8:11 am

    I am very interested to see how he uses his platform

  3. 19 April 2013 4:01 pm

    I am so inspired by the Pope. In regards to what he is saying, this applies to each of us Christians as well. We can also be “self-referential”, focusing on what we are doing or not doing for Christ and get wrapped up into ourselves instead of placing our focus on Christ, our Master and Lord.

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