Nobody is denying that Pope Francis spoke against proselytism. Of course he did. I do, too. Proselytism is unethical manipulation. The point is, proselytism is not evangelism.
A simple google search reveals the Pope is talking constantly about the duty to evangelize: to spread the Gosepl of Jesus Christ to all the world.
Those who don't know this are --- is it possible? --- people who don't know how to google? Or possibly people who don't care to know.
From the Catholic Encyclopedia:
As long as the spirit of proselytism existed in the East the monasteries furnished the Church with all its missionaries. The names of two have been inscribed by Rome in its calendar of annual feasts, namely, St. Cyril and St. Methodius, the Apostles of the Slavs.
You guys, and Pope Francis, need to study a little Church history, e.g. prior to VC II.
“Nobody is denying that Pope Francis spoke against proselytism. Of course he did. I do, too. Proselytism is unethical manipulation.”
The Rabbi asked him about evangelization, to which Francis replied regarding proselytism. Obviously, as with most normal people, both words are seen as meaning exactly what they mean = the same thing.
Apparently the Pope thinks that evangelization is something where you don’t actually try to convert anyone, but rather “expand” the horizons and dialogue about how equal all religions are, and how we all have to strive towards the common “Good,” as seen in the previous interviews as well.