Pope concludes Bishops’ Synod

The Pope reiterated that the Church has a responsibility to evangelize in the modern world.

Posted on October 29, 2012, 7:10 AM

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Vatican City:Pope Benedict XVI today officially concluded the Bishops’ Synod on the New Evangelization with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome.

Hundreds of bishops and cardinals attended the concluding ceremony of the synod, which began on Oct. 7.

At the ceremony, the Pope reiterated that the Church has a responsibility to evangelize in the modern world.

He said that the goal of the New Evangelization is to intensify the faith in countries where Christianity is losing strength.

“During the Synod, it was emphasized that there are still many regions in Africa, Asia and Oceania whose inhabitants await with lively expectation, sometimes without being fully aware of it, the first proclamation of the Gospel,” the pontiff said.

“We must ask the Holy Spirit to arouse in the Church a new missionary dynamism, whose protagonists are, in particular, pastoral workers and the lay faithful,” he added.

Even though the New Evangelization will take on different forms in each country, the Pope has emphasized that the message of Jesus will remain the same.

The Pope will now begin to prepare a document that summarizes the key points and solutions that were discussed throughout these last three weeks during the synod.

Source: Rome reports

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