Pope Francis has spoken about his experience in matters of faith crises and opened up about “empty moments,” while also stressing that he is a “sinner” and “fallible,” in an interview with a German newspaper.
When asked by German newspaper Die Zeit whether he had ever doubted God’s existence, the pontiff said, “I, too, know these empty moments.”
He stated, however, that there is a silver lining in such moments, noting that “crises also provide an opportunity to grow” and that any faith that doesn’t face times of crisis “remains infantile.”
Francis went on to state that he does not consider himself to be special, stressing that he is a normal believer and a “sinner” like everyone else.
“We mustn’t forget that any form of idealization of a human being always brings a subliminal brand of aggression with it as well. If I am idealized I feel under attack,” he said.
“I don’t see myself as anything special…I’m a sinner, I’m fallible,” the 80-year-old pontiff continued.
He went on to warn against the dangers of populism, calling it “evil.”
“Populism is evil and ends badly, as has been shown by the past century,” he said.
He noted that populism has always required a “messiah” figure to succeed, suggesting it is incompatible with Christian values.
It is amazing for in a moment you would think the Pope actually believes what he says. Read out some of the Titles of Pope that confirm he stands as Antichrist.
Himself a man standing up as a god above the pagan catholic church and ‘come down’ to the level of other humans to say, hey, am just like you. Funny right?
He, a man proclaims to forgive sins. He even purports to give other men the power to forgive sins. Pope Francis Allows Priests To Forgive Women Who Have Had Abortion.
Just like Jesus, he dispatches men this time round to forgive mortal sin. Pope Francis despatches 1,000 ‘super-confessor’ priests To ‘Forgive Grave Sins’
If you are a catholic or protestant, here is a solemn plea from God. Come Out of Her My People