48th International Eucharistic Congress…

…judges Francis’ idea on comparing Catechesis with Yoga or Zen

  • Syncretism in looking for life from the side of death

A good number of Christians go to Mass, in reality, not seeking to find the life of God in the sacrament of the Eucharist, but for other completely human intentions, and social reasons. And in the darkest moments of their lives, they go to pagan sacrifices or black magic to find life and peace there. These people demonstrate, then, a religious syncretism, looking for life from the side of death. (48th International Eucharistic Congress. Speech of Msgr. Jean Baptiste Kpiele Somé, Ch. 3, no. 2, October 11, 2004)