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Quebec prelate welcomes social media for evangelization

March 05, 2012

The Archbishop of Quebec has told Vatican Radio that he welcomes the use of social media as an opportunity for evangelization.

“What I really enjoy in these new social media is to be in contact with people who are outside our doors and outside our parishes,” said Archbishop Gérald Lacroix, the Primate of Canada. “I have seen also through these social media that when I invite to a special encounter--special meeting, special event--people answer…I think it is a wonderful way to enter into dialogue.”

“Jesus said to Peter, ‘I will make you a fisher of men’. That’s my full time job. Bringing people to Christ,” added Archbishop Lacroix, who wears a hook on his lapel. “It’s not a fisherman’s net, because with a fisherman’s net you catch fish. With a hook you have to tease it and you have to attract it. I think that’s what a Christian should be out in the world.”

“We have to attract people and invite them to meet our saving Lord.”


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