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Wondering Wanda wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a Christian and a believer of Jesus Christ. I have watched and been following Pope Francis as he visits around the world and am impressed with the work he has done for the people but there is one presentation or speech which I found very troubling, where he said:

Jesus is a Failure, Jesus failed the Cross.

I would really like to understand what he meant. If you have and explanation for this quote, I would really appreciate hearing it so I could clear my conscience on this speech.

Thank you,

Wanda

  { Did Pope Francis really say Jesus was a failure? }

Mike replied:

Dear Wanda,

Although the popularity of this pope is one of the highest in recent Church history, next maybe to Pope St. John Paul II . . . on this issue, there are still people who wish to distort what he says.

In context of the talk he gave at vespers at St. Patrick Cathedral, he meant that from the eyes of the Jewish rabbis and faithful Jews, following the Law, He was a failure.

In God the Father's Eye, He was nothing short of being completely successful. This article from James Akin, a good, trustable source, should clear things up:

Mike

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