The outgoing Moderator of the GA of the C of S – on meeting the Pope

Whatever the visit of the Moderator meant to Pope Francis, this private audience meant a great deal to me. What I discerned on that occasion is that the power of the Pope’s leadership is not in dictates, papal decrees and ex cathedra statements. The power of his leadership is in the strength of his spiritual life and inner integrity. You look into this man’s eyes and you know that there is someone in and that the light is switched on. It is Christ who is in and the light is the grace and goodness and justice and righteousness of God. That is why he is disturbing the waters, that is why he is a reformer and that is why his leadership is so powerful.

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