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78%  
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  • New pope urges Church to return to its Gospel roots

    03/14/2013 7:51:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday March 14, 2013
    In his first public Mass, Pope Francis urged the Catholic Church on Thursday to stick to its Gospel roots and shun modern temptations, warning that it would become just another charitable group if it forgot its true mission. Addressing cardinals in the frescoed Sistine Chapel the day after his election there, Jorge Bergoglio said the Church should be more focused on the Gospels of Jesus Christ. "We can walk all we want, we can build many things, but if we don't proclaim Jesus Christ, something is wrong. We would become a compassionate NGO and not a Church which is the...