Sunday, December 10, 2006

Pope Tells Catholics - 'Convert Muslims to Christianity'

...The Holy Father also encouraged the bishops to offer the Good News to Muslims now living in the West. “These have the right to receive our humble and firm testimony on behalf of Jesus Christ,” he said.

They deserve to be told that Jesus is not simply a great prophet, but is the eternal Son of God, made man and risen from the dead.

But delivering this testimony “with persuasive force” requires a serious commitment by people who are properly trained and have a solid understanding of their own Catholic faith.

Since he was elected, Pope Benedict has been quietly but firmly working for a renewal of faith in the Church.

He regularly urges bishops to have real courage in upholding the faith against threats from within and in announcing the Gospel to all people...

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