The Pope in Portugal
Sometimes, contradictory insights are raised about the oppinions the Church has about Freemasonry and the compatibility of being a freemason and obeying to the Church teachings. Freemasons usually like to say in this purpose, that the crucial elements of moral are the same and even the sacred book of Christianism - the Bible- lays in a distictive place within a Masonic Lodge. Freemasons are not deacons, cardinals or bishops as they are not entitled to give sacraments or absolve sins. This is not the mission of freemasonry. Each institution has its role in society and directs its action to a certain part of the public. Sometimes the believer and the freemason are reunited in the same human being. It is good for the Craft and the Church when this happen, we ought to believe.