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Pope says proselytism (read: evangelism) is “solemn nonsense”
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 7, 2013 5:15 p.m.

To the growing concern of orthodox Catholics, Pope Francis continues to shake things up in the world’s largest Christian denomination — this time in an interview with an atheist, no less.
Here are a few excerpts:

Proselytism [another word for evangelism] is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us….

Heads of the Church have often been narcissists, flattered and thrilled by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy…

A religion without mystics is a philosophy…

I say ...

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