May 2013 BVOV Magazine

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all the differences among the Churches, almost as if He were an Apostle of Babel. But on the other hand, it is He who creates unity from these differences, not in 'equality,' but in harmony…. The Paraclete, who gives different charisms to each of us, unites us in this community of the Church, that worships the Father, the Son, and Him, the Holy Spirit." From the inception of The Ark Community, KCM has maintained a strong partnership with Palmer through prayer and by supporting his mission work. It was through Palmer's assistance that Kenneth and Gloria Copeland were able to minister to the Roman Catholic Church in Italy for the first time ever in 2006. They have since returned there to minister. In light of the historic change taking place in the Catholic 5_13 Pope.indd 17 Church, we asked Palmer for his insight into the election of the new pope, and what effect he feels this might have on the Body of Christ overall. Here is some of what he had to say: BVOV: How do you believe this election will affect the Church, the Body of believers? P: It w i l l g reat ly i n f l u e n c e w h a t 's a l r e a d y happening. Things began to change bet ween 1962 and 1965, when Pope John XXIII opened up the Second Vatican Council by invoking the Holy Spirit and asking God for a "new Pentecost." He asked that God would: "Renew Your wonders in our time…." God answered, and in 1967 a small group of faithful Catholics met in Pittsburgh, Pa., and called upon their Pentecostal friends to lay hands on them Dan Kitwood / Getty Images News ©2013 sp ir bo it-fi r ll C n-a ed, at g ho ai lic n, C fait hr hf ist ul ia ns 180million nd Pope Francis appeared in the window of his apartment in Vatican City to recite the Angelus prayer on March 17, shortly after his election. so they (as Roman Catholics) may receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Pope John Paul II watched as this small group grew into a "movement" and expanded across the Atlantic and into many other countries. In 46 years, this group of Catholics has grown to over 180 million spirit-filled, born-again, faithful Catholic Christians. Pope Benedict XVI followed in Pope John Paul's footsteps and publicly  supported and encouraged those involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Now, as evidenced by the choice of his name, Pope Francis wants to honor St. Francis of Assisi, who was a Charismatic Cat hol ic who founded a n order of devout Christians professing to live the gospel and nothing else! Pope Francis is openly committing himself M AY ' 1 3 : B VOV : 17 3/26/13 4:57 PM

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