Post by frienduff on Jun 17, 2018 11:30:06 GMT -5
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron, accused of straining France's secular foundations by saying he wanted to mend ties with the Catholic Church in his country, will travel to the Vatican in June to meet Pope Francis, the Vatican said on Friday.
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said both sides were organizing a visit for late June but no further details were available.
In April, Macron called for stronger ties between the state and the Catholic Church, a move critics said blurred a line that has kept French government free of religious intervention for generations. [nL8N1RN50P]
The issue is particularly sensitive in historically Catholic France, where matters of faith and state were separated by law in 1905 and which is now home to Europe's largest Muslim and Jewish communities.
France's guiding principles also hold that religious observance is a private matter, for all faiths.
Raised in a non-religious family, Macron was baptized a Roman Catholic at his own request when he was 12.
Under a tradition that began in the 15th century when France was a monarchy, French leaders are automatically given the title of "First and Only Honorary Canon" of the Rome Basilica of St John's in Lateran, which is also the pope's cathedral in his capacity as bishop of Rome.
Most French leaders visiting Rome usually attend a special service there.
(Reporting By Philip Pullella, Editing by William Maclean)
Copyright 2018 Thomson Reuters.
UH. YEAH . Politics And all, are under the influence of those goals , I BROUGHT EARLIER on another post .
CHURCH AND STATE.
Did I not also warn us how the evangelical side will be brought under this influence. THROUGH religious tolerance.
TRUMP just strenghthend CHURCH and state as well. UNDER THE JOHNSON admendment . STILL THINK this is NOT DECEPTOIN . IT IS .
IT HAS BEEN . THEY ALL IN IT TOGETHER .
And since we know WHO SUPPORTS trump and WHO he clings too. THE PAULA and KENNY TYPES . GEE, I wonder WHAT CHURCH all will be tied into. SOUNDS LIKE ROME . DONT IT .
THAT hungry mama wants it ALL NOW . And the world and her kings , SURE DO seem to be doing HER BIDDING . POLITCIS now focusing ON MENDING THE TIES with that whore
while religions focus on healing the wounds of division and call for unity WITH that whore . DO WE really THINK a one world religion with a Image to the beast , AINT GETTING MADE EVEN NOW .
YEAH. FOLKS don't heed them false prophets , NOR who they vote for or don't vote for. ITS HIGH TIME , to flee politics , DONT YA THINK.
ITS a DECEPTOIN . The evenagelicals did not repent . DID we really think the false propehts were going to lead us to a PROMISED MAN OF GOD. OR was it all DECEPTOIN .
I know the answer to that . And can no man , woman or child sway me otherwise . WE IN the age of great delusion now . And its only gonna get worse .
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