Pope Francis yesterday apologized for persecutions suffered by Pentecostals under Fascist Italy.
The pope made his second visit in as many days to the Mafia stronghold near Naples, this time to meet evangelical pastor Giovanni Traettino, whom he befriended while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.
Go here to read the rest. Popes are going to be busy indeed if they are now going to be apologizing for evil done by any Catholics anytime, anywhere. This is particularly so if Popes are going to apologize for actions done by a dictatorial regime like Fascist Italy, run by an agnostic Mussolini, that had a fairly combatative relationship with the Church, both before and after the Lateran Treaty of 1929. Where perhaps popes had in the past presented too proud and combative a mien to the World on occasion, it sometimes seems that contemporary Popes are spending a fair amount of time apologizing to the World. Perhaps we can just have one general apology for everything done bad by any Catholic, now, in the past and in the future, and with that over perhaps we can be about the business of converting as much of mankind as possible to the True Faith?