Rick Warren defends the Catholic Church and Pope Francis - Wow Famous Author of Purpose Driven Life went to Vatican - SHARE
Author Rick Warren tells Christians to unite with Roman Catholics and “Pope Francis.” Warren referred to the Pope as “Holy Father". Warren visited to the Vatican last month, and spoke at an interfaith conference on the “Complementarity of Man and Woman.”
“We have far more in common than what divides us,” Catholic News Service on Wednesday aired a video about “an ecumenical vision for Catholics and Protestants to work together to defend the sanctity of life, sex and marriage.”
“They would all say, ‘We believe in the Trinity; we believe in the Bible; we believe in the resurrection; we believe in salvation through Jesus Christ,” Warren said. “These are the big issues.”
The author of the bestselling book “The Purpose Driven Life” then defended Catholics on the topic of Mary and the saints.
“Sometimes protestants think that Catholics worship Mary like she’s another god, but that’s not exactly Catholic doctrine,” Warren explained. “People say, ‘What are the saints all about? Why are you praying to the saints?’ And when you understand what they mean by what they’re saying, there’s a whole lot more commonality.”
“There’s still real differences—no doubt about that,” Warren stated. “But the most important thing is, if you love Jesus, we’re on the same team.” He believes that Christians and Catholics are co-laborers for the cause of defending life and family.
“When it comes to the family, we are co-workers in the field in this for the protection of the sanctity of life, the sanctity of sex and the sanctity of marriage,” Warren said. “So, there’s a great commonality and there’s no division on any of those three.” (Image source Google Images)