The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
The Pope is offering an outpouring of indulgences. The message that Roman Catholicism is giving in these weeks of coronavirus crisis is a disarming detachment from the basic principles of the biblical faith.
According to a Marriage Foundation report, UK is leading the way, with the biggest fall in the last 25 years. Divorce rates are overall higher in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.
Roman Catholicism is built on the conviction that its system is capable of keeping together its unchangeable Roman identity and its ever-increasing Catholicity.
The words of the president of the Italian Bishops Conference, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, show that evangelicals are often brought into play both from the right and from the left.
Peruvian theologian Samuel Escobar analyses the decade from a missionary perspective: the changes in Christianity, the role of migration in evangelism, and the work for justice.
Theologian José Hutter addresses the challenges evangelical churches have faced in the last decade, including same-sex marriage and the split between Western historic churches and the Christian majority in Africa and Latin America.
The link between the Holy Spirit and the Church is so organic that “for Benedict, Scripture, tradition, and the Roman magisterium always coincide because they are guided by the same Spirit”.
“There is no biblical reason for the imposition of celibacy as the status of pastors or priests”, says Vatican expert and evangelical theologian Leonardo De Chirico.
The decision would allow the Vatican to hand over documents concerning crimes against children. Survivors associations respond with caution.
On the damages of Augustine’s formula and the correction of the Protestant reformation.
An official survey shows that evangelicals are now 15.3% of the population. It is the faith group with the highest church attendance.
“Mariology stands at the core of Roman Catholic doctrine and practice and is not a secondary issue”, says evangelical theologian in Rome Leonardo De Chirico.
A book recently published says the institution loses 120,000 euros a day. “The situation has become worse with Francisco”, Vatican expert Leonardo De Chirico says.
The Bible teaches that mission requires believers in Jesus Christ to be sent, not people baptized by the Church. This is a significantly different view than that of Pope Francis.
“This decision marks an end to the moral insult that the public glorification of a dictator constitutes”, said the President of Spain, Pedro Sánchez. Under Franco, evangelicals were isolated, silenced and incarcerated.
According to Datafolha, evangelicals are now 46% of the population in the seven states of the Region North of Brazil, a traditionally Catholic area.
Standing on the shoulders of the apostolic catholicity recovered by the Reformation, this is a promising way to reclaim and to live out the catholicity of the Church in our broken world.
Throughout the summer, a number of attacks on graveyards, church buildings and other church properties have been reported in Europe.
Part one of five.
The issue revealed a deep division of the parliament. Catholics and evangelicals worked together to stop the law.
These sixteen stories serve as a useful read for evangelical leaders seeking to understand common themes that might help to understand what influenced an evangelical intellectual to embrace the Roman Catholic Church.
Similarities and differences.
The Prime Minister resigned after Matteo Salvini’s vote of no confidence. “We have seen the worsening of the quality of public discourse”, the Italian Evangelical Alliance says.
The differences between Romanism and Protestantism.
The differences between Rome and Protestantism.