Sarah Pulliam Bailey – Evangelicals and Catholics Together marks 20 years

Archbishop Welby and Pope Francis
Pope Francis and Justin Welby

When evangelicals and Catholics set aside centuries of mutual suspicion 20 years ago, the idea was fairly simple: Even if we can’t always work together, at least let’s not work against each other.

Now, two decades after the launch of the group Evangelicals and Catholics Together, relations between the two groups appear stronger than ever, forged by shared battles over abortion, same-sex marriage, religious freedom and immigration.

A new pope is finding crossover appeal among evangelicals who share Pope Francis’ emphasis on evangelism and his distaste for the fancier trappings and authoritarianism of the papacy. Continue reading “Sarah Pulliam Bailey – Evangelicals and Catholics Together marks 20 years”