This is a historic piece of film, captured in an iphone with only one other person in the room. It wasn’t intended for viral sharing, but those involved have given permission, and Pope Francis has said that he is happy for more people to see it.
And they should.
There is a raw sincerity here that will out-strip a thousand formal press releases… For more on Tony Palmer, who shot the video, see http://thearkcommunity.org/
An official video explaining the background to this message will be published shortly - available on the Ark site.
In the meantime, please join the growing number of Protestant, Evangelical and Charismatic leaders committing to pray for Francis - a godly man sitting on a very hot seat!
To explore the doctrinal work that has been done to make this plea for unity credible, read the 1999 Joint Declaration on Justification here.
The summary doctrine, currently signed by the Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist churches, states :
"Together we confess: By grace alone, in faith in Christ’s saving work and not because of any merit on our part, we are accepted by God and receive the Holy Spirit, who renews our hearts while equipping and calling us to good works.”
I don’t hang out in the heady world of Vatican dogma, but I can tell you that here in France, on the ground, the changes within the Catholic church are extraordinary. A new unity is gaining ground, and it is entirely Gospel-centred. This is a Gospel Coalition I will gladly join!
Have you heard of DES?
One of the first worldwide drug scandal affecting millions of people in countries where the anti miscarriage drug DES (Diethylstilbestrol) was widely prescribed to pregnant women decades ago. You may have been exposed to DES without knowing it! The time bomb effects and associated health issues affecting three generations are still being ignored.
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