a pope’s conversation with an atheist

POPE FRANCIS: I am asking what you think is the essence of the world, indeed the universe. You must ask yourself, of course, like everyone else, who we are, where we come from, where we are going. Even children ask themselves these questions. And you?”

EUGENIO SCALFARI: (interviewer from La Repubblica) I am grateful for this question. The answer is this: I believe in Being, that is in the tissue from which forms, bodies arise.

POPE FRANCIS: “And I believe in God, not in a Catholic God, there is no Catholic God, there is God and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation. Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being. Do you think we are very far apart?”

– from an interview in La Repubblica 

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