“No point going to Church” if you don’t really believe in it, says the Pope

Pope Francis has said that there is no point going to Church if you don’t really believe in it and don’t do kind deeds.

“If I say I am Catholic and go to mass, but then don’t speak with my parents, help my grandparents or the poor, go and see those who are sick, this does not prove my faith, there’s no point,” he told young residents of Guidonia, a village near Rome. He is basically backing up the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats which we learn in Year 8 and also for the new AQA GCSE. The Pope (leader of the Catholic church) continued: “Christian faith is expressed with three things: words, the heart, and the hands.”

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The Pope also discussed how difficult it might be to truly forgive and forget saying that it could be difficult to forgive people when they have hurt you, or even, in some cases, committed crimes against you. “It’s difficult, I knew an old woman who was strong, bright, whose husband used to hit her. You should always forgive but sometimes to forget is difficult,” he said, according to La Stampa.

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2 thoughts on ““No point going to Church” if you don’t really believe in it, says the Pope

  1. I agree because it doesn’t mean anything if you are going to church, but you don’t believe in doing kind deeds and this wouldn’t make you a good Christian.

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  2. I agree with the Pope, because there is no point in pretending to be a Christian (maybe to look good or for whatever reason) if then you don’t go to the mass or you don’t do any good or help to people. As written in the “Sheeps and the goats” then only the people that helped each other will be rewarded and go to Heaven, therefore even if you are a Christian and go to the mass you might finish like the goats that go to Hell because they haven’t had a good attitude towards each other and didn’t help people in need and that asked for help. In conclusion I think that being a good Christian will mean that you will have to take care of your actions to then be rewarded as the sheeps were

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