Matthew 23:6 - 12
NIV - 6 They love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues. 7 They love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called 'Rabbi' by others.
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If one would come into the presence of the current pope (Pope Francis) and refer him as brother, it would be taken by the pope with great joy. The Catholic Church is conscious of the value of the promotion of friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions. "Dialogue does not mean renouncing one's own identity in approaching others", explained Pope Francis, "nor does it mean accepting compromises on faith and Christian morality. On the contrary, 'true openness involves remaining steadfast in one's deepest convictions, clear and joyful in one's own identity', and therefore convinced that the encounter with persons different to ourselves may offer an opportunity for growth in brotherhood, enrichment and witness."
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