The evangelical board appointed by Trump administration requested a private meeting with the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. The goal of this encounter is to dispel the controversial material of a certain article. However, the text doesn’t belong in a holy book, but Francis’s close allies wrote. The message is that Catholics and conservative evangelicals have more in common than people thought.
The Controversial Matter Appeared when Pope’s Allies Described Religious Actions as an Ideology of Conquest
A few weeks ago, two of Pope Francis’s close officials, an Argentine Presbyterian pastor and an Italian Catholic priest published an opinionated text. The core idea was that Catholics and conservative evangelicals share similar political mission which has “an ideology of conquest.”
As a consequence, the evangelical board in the United States requested a meeting with Pope Francis himself to discuss and probably issue a remedy for this controversy. The article undermines other core values of the official religions including the popular belief that God blessed the United States. The text appeared in the middle of July in Rome-based publication La Civilta Cattolica.
Nonetheless, this conflict of interests is only the latest confrontation between the two parties of the pope and American President. Other sources of sparks between them were the construction of a wall between U.S. and Mexico and climate change.
The U.S. Evangelical Board Was Surprised that Pope Francis Supported Such Ideas
The letter of request for a meeting was signed by Johnnie Moore. He used to work as a vice president of Liberty University. Moore is now a representative for several evangelicals who are the informal advisors of Trump. Moore stated that he found Pope’s allegiance for these ideas as an estrangement from his role as a bridge between the secular and religious worlds.
“It’s in this moment of ongoing persecution, political division and global conflict that we have also witnessed efforts to divide Catholics and Evangelicals.”
Therefore, Moore and his colleagues are looking to schedule a meeting with the head of the Catholic Church. Together they hope to erase the unclear sources and bring the truth to surface.
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