The new church, established in the events following the receiving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, was an intense affair! Riding on the back of the newly risen and ascended Christ, the church was growing at a phenomenal rate, with a momentum that could have crashed through mountains. The council tried to
Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as the 265th Pope at the end of last month, the first to resign for 600 years. The cardinals have gathered in Rome and the elaborate process of electing the next Pope will begin very shortly. There are 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world,
It can be very easy to distance ourselves from those long ago events in the Bible that shaped history. We easily forget that Bible characters were people just like us with same fears and emotions, and the same split personalities wrestling between doing the right thing and the wrong thing.