Pope Francis Criticizes Fundamentalists Who Believe They Possess 'Absolute Truth'
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Dec 01
Pope Francis has strictly denounced proponents of fundamentalism who claim that they possess “absolute truth.”
The Pontiff recently concluded his three-country tour of Africa, visiting the Central African Republic, Uganda, and Kenya.
The Christian Post reports that during an in-flight press conference on his return trip to Rome, Francis stated,“We Catholics have some--and not some, many--who believe they possess the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disorientation, and doing evil. They do evil. I say this because it is my Church.”
He added that “ideas and false certainties” can replace faith, love, and God.
The Pope said he was pleased with his trip to Africa where he focused on bringing unity between Christians and Muslims.
"We are living at a time when religious believers, and persons of goodwill everywhere are called to foster mutual understanding and respect, and to support each other as members of our one human family. For all of us are God's children," Francis stated.
Francis also commented on the climate change talks in Paris, stating, “We are on the verge of suicide, to put it strongly.” He urged world leaders to take action on this issue.
Publication date: December 1, 2015