» 11/18/2013, 00.00
Pope to end the Year of Faith with Apostolic Exhortation 'Evangelii gaudium'
The document will be presented symbolically to a bishop, a priest and a deacon at the Mass that ends the Year of Faith, a ritual that will see for the first time the public exhibit of the relics of Saint Peter. The other "events" that will bring to a close this period include Pope Francis' visit on Thursday to the monastery of the Camaldolese Nuns on the Aventine Hill, as well as his presence on Saturday at the induction of new catechumens.
Pope: "A missionary and pastoral conversion" for a Church open to changing its structures
The Apostolic Exhortation " Evangelii Gaudium”. Evangelization, the programmatic manifesto of the papacy, must find "new paths" and "creative methods" . A "healthy decentralization”. An economic system "unjust at its roots". "Authentic attacks on religious freedom". "There is an inseparable link between our faith and the poor ". " No one can demand from us that we relegate religion to the secret intimacy of the individual". Islamic countries must "ensure freedom to Christians to worship and live their faith."
12/12/2013 INDIA - VATICAN
For Indian Priest, Evangelii Gaudium challenges the people of Mumbai
Fr Aniceto Pereira, vice rector of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount in Bandra, talks about Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation. Calling the pope, the "John the Baptist or our generation," he highlights the pontiff's critique of today's culture and economy, which closely touch the Indian city, caught as it is between " glitzy wealth and poverty that kills, spiritually as well."
03/12/2013 SOUTH KOREA - VATICAN
Bishop of Daejeon: Evangelii Gaudium, a compass for the Korean Church
According to Msgr . Lazzaro You Heung- sik "the Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis shows us how to move forward, how to move ahead to face the challenges of the modern world . It reminds us that the Christian’s uniform is the ' face of the Risen Christ’ in short the joy of resurrection in the Gospel".
Andhra Pradesh, a study of Evangelii Gaudium for the Year of Consecrated Life
In Vijayawada religious, priests and nuns took part in a seminar to study the apostolic exhortation. A reflection on the present condition of the Church. The need to lead the world today "to Christ for salvation." Mary "star of evangelization."
Pope to catechumens: The thirst for God unites people from all over the world. Without it, faith grows stale
Francis presides over the rite of admission to the catechumenate , the penultimate event of the Year of Faith, which closes tomorrow with a solemn Mass in St. Peter's. The pontiff gives Gospels to about 500 catechumens from all over the world , who are preparing to become Christians . During his homily, the pope underscores the "three moments" relative to this path : listening, encounter and the journey. Among the baptismal candidates presented to the Pope, Mahmoud Farah, Romina , Yoko (in a traditional Japanese robe ) , Olzi , Rami, Francesca , Kriztof , Mimosa and Zhao .
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