Early Christianity

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience Oct. 23, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Synodality Brought Pagans to 'reject idolatry'

Oct 23, 2019

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the first Christian evangelization of the pagans opened up “a very lively controversy” as the early Church discerned how to absorb new members from outside the people of Israel.