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'Metropolitan mission' in European cities is first project for New Evangelization

Catholic World News - July 12, 2011

The first major project of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization will be a “metropolitan mission” in some of Europe’s leading cities, reports Archbishop Salvatore (“Rino”) Fisichella.

The president of the Pontifical Council, which was formed by Pope Benedict last year, said that for now “the initiative is limited to some of the larger European dioceses in order more concretely test its effectiveness.” In time, however, the same strategies could be used elsewhere, he said.

The “metropolitan mission” will launch a public effort next year during Lent. The main facets of the evangelization campaign will be “a continual reading of the Gospels,” catechetical talks by the archbishop, an emphasis on the sacrament of Confession, and charitable work. These initiatives will be organized around the city’s cathedrals, Archbishop Fisichella said. But the intent is to spark interest that will be carried out into the parishes.

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