Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Joy of the Gospel - Pope Francis Speaks to the Church and the World

The first Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis was published on Tuesday 26 November 2013, entitled Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel.

“THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium).

The document is well worth reading and is a further glimpse of how the Pope wants the Church to be i.e. centred on Christ.

You can read the full text on the Vatican Website.

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