So a new Pope was elected under a joyful crowd of 250.000 People. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, arkbishop of Buenos Aires, now Pope Franziskus I.
Remains the question, if there will be new spirituality in a church. A problematic thing for the (roman catholic) church is, that it has to follow the pressure of some people, often not part of the church. A pressure on social political questions.
Wouldn´t it be more the Topic to rise spirituality among the people instead of endless discussion about condoms, homosexuals and abortion?
What can we expect from the new Pope Franziskus I.?
As I lately stated what spirituality means for me, I now want to state what it does not mean.
It certainly does not mean obeying rules of a church without own thoughts. Rules from churches, even rules which Jesus, Mohamed, Buddha gave can be positive, but do not necessarily have to be positive. And even if they were ment positive as they were told, they could have been misunderstood, written down in a different way or not be “true” any more.
Words and rules from spiritual people, founder of religions can be positive and have the chance to be positive more than from others, but there always remains a good chance that they are not.
Churches mostly are founded and managed by human beings.
So, the possibility of free, own thinking is the most important thing.
The most important thing for every church or religious or spiritual community is free access and free exit without any punishment. Not the content is the criteria, because what might be good or bad for a person or community can differ.