The author begins with comments on the fascination people in the Catholic and Evangelical traditions had with Pope Francis’s strong outreach to the Evangelical churches. He then presents Pope Francis’s comments in Evangelii Gaudium that invite all Christians to renew a personal encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, comments that are familiar to Evangelical Christians. These also challenge Catholics who focus on institutionalism backed by theological and moral teachings. They point to the joy of the Gospel and its proclamation to the world. Christians filled with the joy of the Resurrection become what the author calls “a band of missionary disciples.” He concludes with a call to build on this new Catholic-Evangelical relationship a deeper dialogue about those matters that still divide us.
Barron, Rev. Robert
"Pope Francis and the Evangelicals,"
Claritas: Journal of Dialogue and Culture: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/claritas/vol6/iss2/7