Pope Francis and the Thomas Merton connection

by Ray Yungen
October 17, 2015

Pope Francis sees the various religions as one family. He is bringing Thomas Merton’s ideas of unity to the table of global unity among all humanity. Thomas Merton’s “contemplative style” saw no contradiction between Christianity and Buddhism. When Pope Francis praised Thomas Merton, he gave a green light for everyone to embrace interspirituality. And where there is interspirituality, there is no place for the Cross of Jesus Christ.

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