Pope Francis Met With “Interreligious Faith Leaders”
During his visit to Sri Lanka, Pope Francis met with leaders of various religions to discuss the need for peace between all religions.
A few key quotes and images:
“For the sake of peace, religious beliefs must never be allowed to be abused in the cause of violence and war, We must be clear and unequivocal in challenging our communities to live fully the tenets of peace and coexistence found in each religion, and to denounce acts of violence when they are committed.”
“Islam has no relationship with regard to such practices and evil conduct and deeds,” he said, adding that terrorists and extremists “have used many religions as a shelter” for their evil deeds throughout the years.”
It appears there was no mention of the importance of becoming Catholic (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus) and accepting Jesus Christ, the only Prince of Peace. The errors condemned by Pope Pius IX are as follows.
15. Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true. — Allocution “Maxima quidem,” June 9, 1862; Damnatio “Multiplices inter,” June 10, 1851.
16. Man may, in the observance of any religion whatever, find the way of eternal salvation, and arrive at eternal salvation. — Encyclical “Qui pluribus,” Nov. 9, 1846.
17. Good hope at least is to be entertained of the eternal salvation of all those who are not at all in the true Church of Christ. — Encyclical “Quanto conficiamur,” Aug. 10, 1863, etc.
18. Protestantism is nothing more than another form of the same true Christian religion, in which form it is given to please God equally as in the Catholic Church. — Encyclical “Noscitis,” Dec. 8, 1849.