"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Monday, November 10, 2014

FORBES: POPE FRANCIS 4th WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL PERSON

O mga kaanib ng Iglesia Ni Cristo® (INC ni Manalo), meron ba kayo niyan? Si Pope Francis ang kaisa-isang RELIGIOUS LEADER na laging pasok sa Top 5!

Pope Francis listed among Forbes most powerful people

Rome Reports - Forbes Magazine has published its annual list of the world's most powerful people. Among the top 5 is Pope Francis.

In fact, the Pope is the only non political figure in the top ranking. He came in at number 4, just ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As the spiritual leader of one sixth of the world's population, Pope Francis leads a Church with approximately 1 billion people.

Russian President Vladimir Putin came in at number one, followed by U.S president Barack Obama. China's president Xi Jinping, came in at number three.

Decisions are made based on money, influence and the impact their decisions have.

Interestingly, the list also includes the founder of the Islamic State, Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, who was ranked at number 54.

The eldest person on the list is the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. At 90 years old, he came in at number 11. The youngest, is 30 year old Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.

The list of 72 people include nine women. In addition to Angela Merkel, there's Janet Yellen, president of the US Federal Reserve.

Source: Forbes

Source: Forbes


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