- Pope Francis has said that the church is no longer listened to by the world
- The pontif explained that this is because the church has lost its influence over natuions as the source of cultures
- The cleric said that the only way for the church to get back its place is for Christians to change their thinking and behaviours
The leader of the Roman Catholic church, Pope Francis, has called on Christians all over the world to change their ways and attitudes.
The pontiff, in his recent message, expressed fears that the church is losing its hold and influence over the world, RFI reports.
The pope pointed out that the church has lost its former place as the source of cultures to which the people listened as it was in times past.
He said: "We are no longer in a regime of Christianity because faith, especially in Europe, but also in a large part of the West, is no longer an obvious presupposition of living together; worse, it is often denied, mocked, marginalised and ridiculed."
The cleric said that one of the key ways to effect the desired change so as to bring back the church's lost glory and position is by changing the mentality of its leadership, a move he described as 'pastoral change'.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a famous Italian journalist, Eugenio Scalfari, has claimed that the pope once told him that Jesus Christ died but did not resurrect bodily.
Scalfari, who revealed this in his new book, The One God and Modern Society, said that the Pope told him this in an interview he conducted for the cleric.
Quoting the Catholic church's cleric, the journalist said: “He was a man until he was placed in the tomb by the women who recomposed his body.
"That night, in the tomb, the man disappeared and from that cave he came out in the semblance of a spirit that met the women and the Apostles while still preserving the shadow of the person, and then he definitively disappeared.”
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