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Authenticity is key to evangelization, Pope tells Hungarian Jesuits

May 09, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Meeting with his fellow Jesuits on April 29, Pope Francis said: “Young people do not tolerate double-talk.” The key to reaching young people, the Pope said, is authenticity.

As has become his custom during a foreign visit, the Pope made time to meet with Jesuits for a question-and-answer session in Budapest, and the transcript of his exchange was posted by the Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica. During the meeting the Pope also said:

  • Reaction against the modern is “a nostalgic disease,” and that is the reason why he insisted that priests obtain permission to celebrate the traditional liturgy.
  • “Even talking to an abuser makes us sick,” yet even those who abuse children need pastoral care. “The abuser is to be condemned, indeed, but as a brother. Condemning him is to be understood as an act of charity.”
  • During his tenure as Jesuit provincial under a military regime, “the situation in Argentina was bewildering and it was not at all clear what should be done... It was a very painful affair.”

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