Church will survive says Pope
ROME: The Roman Catholic Church will overcome any ordeals encountered, just as it weathered Muslim invasions, Nazism, communism and Enlightenment philosophy, said Pope Benedict XVI yesterday.
The Church lives and will continue to live, just as it has survived "two thousand years of history ... despite its suffering and its weaknesses," he said at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo outside Rome.
Speaking with priests from the nearby Albano diocese, the Pope reached as far back as the first Christian communities in Asia Minor (present-day western Turkey) and North Africa, and talked of "Muslim invasions."
Thank you Gulf Daily News for posting this news item, and thank you Holy Father, for reminding us that the Lord Jesus said to Peter: (Mat 16:18) "And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
So, friends, have Faith! We may have to go through many trials and purifications, but the Lord Jesus Christ will not abandon His Bride, the Church, because He and the Church are ONE! Our Blessed Mother Mary has also promised us a time of Peace, when the Church will be renewed and triumphant; and all mankind will enter into the Church for their salvation and God's glory!