South Korea's Catholic Church: Poster Child for a Fresh Pontificate -- Sightings (Timothy Lee)
Pope Francis continues to astound us with his message and his personality. Although John Paul II was a charismatic and personable figure, Pope Francis has put on a much more accessible face to the papacy. His message has upset some in the Roman Catholic Church and attracted the attention of many others both inside and outside that Church. In this essay Disciples historian Timothy Lee, himself Korean, offers us a unique picture of Francis' appeal to the Korean populace, and notes that in Korea Evangelicalism, itself tarred with scandal, is in retreat. It is an interesting picture that even gives one pause to think that perhaps the next Pope could be a Korean? Take a read and offer thoughts.