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Vatican releases document on evangelisation

14/12/2007

The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith has issued a Note on Some Aspects of Evangelization. It is intended to recall the basic principles involved in proclaiming the Gospel today. It says that “in a broad sense” the term “evangelisation” sums up the Church’s entire mission, to proclaim and hand on the gospel. This mission “is aimed at all of humanity.” However, a “growing confusion” today has led “many to leave the missionary command of the Lord unheard and ineffective (cf Mat: 28:19).”

To read a Note on Some Aspects of Evangelization click here 1.60 MB (.pdf)

Click here for comment by Fr Gerald O'Collins, Professor Emeritus of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome 39.50 kB (word file)

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