Scranton, Pa., Apr 30, 2019 / 14:30 pm
Religious intolerance and violence are being fueled by a polarized society and fanned by social media, Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton told CNA.
Bambera, who is the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, told CNA that he is worried about the state of interreligious dialogue and ecumenical work.
"Certainly, our world, our country, our people, seem more polarized than ever before," said Bambera. "There seems to be less of a tolerance for those who are 'different'--and I use different in quotes--from those who are looking at them and passing judgment."
The bishop told CNA that increased understanding and dialogue has suffered a backslide over the last few decades.