Skip to comments.Osteen meets with Pope Francis at Vatican
Posted on 06/07/2014 10:10:30 AM PDT by Gamecock
....Joel Osteen, the pastor of Houston's Lakewood Church, was meeting Thursday with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Osteen said Friday it was a great honor to represent the pastors of America in the meeting with the pontiff, whom he described as warm, personable and full of joy.
"I like the fact that this pope is trying to make the church larger, not smaller," Osteen said. "He's not pushing people out but making the church more inclusive. That resonated with me."
"We had very little time with him," Osteen said. "We were going to have more time, but a cardinal died that morning."
As part of a visit to promote interfaith understanding and ecumenical prayer, the meeting with Pope Francis was arranged by The International Foundation, a private nonprofit organization, Lee told the Deseret News.
More than 50,000 charismatic Roman Catholics also attended the convocation, during which the pope knelt on the ground to pray...
The day before the meeting with Pope Francis, Osteen said, he attended Mass in St. Peter's Square with 100,000 people.
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
***As part of a visit to promote interfaith understanding and ecumenical prayer***
With Muslims and Osteen?
This is a sad development. Muslims and Osteen and all other pretenders must be kicked off the grounds of the Vatican. Benedict XVI would have had no time for these low-IQ pastors and pedophile “prophet’s” religion.
It is the COEXIST pope.
All religions are equally valid under the master religion of Leftism (except for real Christianity, of course).
I know there’s lots of controversy here about Joel Osteen. Some here have said or implied that he’s a “feel good” Christian, not a Bible believing minister. I never watch his program, don’t know much about him. He sure seems to pop up in the media a lot though.
Did the Pope buy one of his books?
Pope should check to make sure his ring is still there.
It took 700 years of oppression before they were driven out of Spain.
After three hundred years, they were finally driven out of Poland.
And, every country they inhabit around the Mediterranean was first Christonsom.(sp)
Manuel 11 Paealalogus said that it was nothing more than evil and inhuman how Mohammad spread Islam with fire and sword.
Catholicism, Islam and Osteenism??
You should know by now that if the MSM doesn’t hate a pastor with gusto, that he is no good.
Osteen’s is a candy-coated religion where Jesus is your personal genie and grants wishes.... name it and claim it...
Blab It and Grab It!!!
People complain he doesn't preach the Bible but he often quotes scripture.
He has a globe and not a cross. Does that really mean anything?
Maybe people are thinking about his style of preaching too much and reading too much into it.
It seems that some people just like to attack things others enjoy. I find him interesting and like the broadcast. That doesn't mean I always agree with him or send him money or would join his church. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
in a counterfeit world run by satanic powers and principalities, interfaith unity is the worlds answer instead of unity with The Way, Truth and Life..
Represent the pastors of America? I don't remember the pastors of America delegating this task to him.
**He sure seems to pop up in the media a lot though.**
And notice how the MSM NEVER criticizes him. That is our first clue.
**What is wrong with asking for prosperity?**
Is that why Jesus died on the cross? To make us rich?
Well I am pretty sure he didn't die intending us to be poor and suffering.
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