Vatican City, Nov 18, 2013 / 14:58 pm
In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned against modern society's push for a unified secular ideology, saying that this does not create positive globalization but rather an "adolescent progressivism."
"The spirit of worldliness also exists today, today also brings us this desire to be progressive, following a single thought," the Pope said during his Nov. 18 daily Mass.
The pontiff directed his reflections to those present in the Santa Marta guesthouse of the Vatican, including the new Vatican Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin.
Centering his homily on the day's first reading from the Book of Maccabees in which the Jewish community abandoned their cultural and religious customs because of the influence of the corrupt king "Antiochus the Illustrious," who destroyed their temple and built pagan altars.