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Pontifical Commission fears faith eroding in Latin America

February 28, 2012

In Latin American, a “rich Catholic tradition” today “runs the risk of gradual erosion,” warned the Pontifical Commission for Latin America in a message for Spanish America Day.

Spanish America Day will be observed on May 4. In anticipation, the Pontifical Commission for Latin America released its message on February 28, noting similarities in the challenges that the Church faces in Spain and in Latin America:

Secularization is advancing on all sides. There is no lack of hostility to the presence and message of the Church. The hedonistic and relativist trend of consumer and media society tends to displace and uproot the Christian culture of the people.

The message calls for a commitment to the New Evangelization, "to update, reformulate and revitalize Catholic tradition, rooting it more firmly in people's hearts, in the lives of families and in the culture of peoples.”


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