Pope Francis and Pentecostals, from Rivals to Allies

Pope Francis has been working very diligently to “win the favor” of the worldwide “evangelical” and Pentecostal leaders in what is called by some as the “fourth ecumenism.” The pope connects with charismatic leaders because he views this as the best way to foster the ecumenical path. …Also, in 2014, Francis met with Joel Osteen, megachuch pastor in Houston, Texas, Tim Timmons, teaching pastor of the Bridge Community Church, and Gayle D. Beebe, president of the Evangelical Westmont College. more

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