Pope Frances sends message to Protestant leaders.
In January (2014) the pope sent a message to Protestant leaders via. Anglican Episcopal Bishop Tony Palmer who spoke before a group of cheering followers at the Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Among other things that Palmer said in calling Protestants back to Rome and fellowship with Roman Catholicism, he said: "Brothers and sisters, Luther’s protest is over. Is yours?"
Palmer called for unity and stated that "It’s the glory that glues us together, not the doctrine. If you accept that the presence of God is in me and the presence of God is in you, that’s all we need. God will sort out all our doctrines when we get upstairs..."
In light of Palmer's comments I think a good question might than be--"Why then did God put so many words in the Bible?" 2 Timothy 3:16,17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Following his comments, Palmer proceeded to show a video recorded message from Pope Frances.
Here is the transcript of that message:
“Two rules: Love God above all, and love the other (neighbor), because he is your brother and sister. With these two rules we can go ahead. I am here with my brother, my bishop brother, Tony Palmer. We’ve been friends for years.
Here is a more in-depth analysis of this video message by Pope Francis and Tony Palmer