Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

'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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our October expenses ($33,317 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,683.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Using the figure of Pope Francis for evangelization 0 hours ago
If Catholic priests never preach on sexual morality, be suspicious 0 hours ago
On Bishops and Jesuits, Saints and Angels 21 hours ago
Bishop Finn in Kansas City: Not quite up to date? 23 hours ago
Oh, that sort of misconduct September 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30