Vatican City, May 4, 2020 / 06:29 am
Jesus died for everyone, but disordered attachment to one's own ideas can cause divisions which break the unity of God's people, Pope Francis said at Mass on Monday.
"There are ideas, positions that create division, to the point that the division is more important than unity," the pope said May 4. People think "my idea is more important than the Holy Spirit who guides us."
Francis called division a "disease of the Church, a disease which arises from ideologies or religious factions…"
Throughout the Church's history there has always been a spirit of thinking one's self to be righteous and others to be sinners, he said, describing it as an "us and the others" attitude, which says others are already condemned, while "we have the right position before God."