By Ethan Cole
Christian Post Reporter
March 6, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday that the Roman Catholic Church has the indisputable right and duty to convert anyone to Christianity.
The Church's central mission is evangelism, the pope firmly told a Vatican body responsible for encouraging Catholic missionary activity, according to Agence France-Presse.
Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Gospels, called on the conversion of "all nations," Benedict said," and this commission remains "an obligatory mandate for the entire Church and for every believer in Christ."