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San Antonio archbishop proposes consecration of the world to the Holy Spirit

Catholic World News - October 29, 2012

Speaking briefly at the Synod of Bishops, the archbishop of San Antonio has proposed the consecration of the world to the Holy Spirit.

“We live in a world of great promise but also of great need, sometimes marked by darkness,” said Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller. “As the Church seeks to respond to our world situation and to evangelize in new ways, we must also realize that we are a Church with struggles. This world reality is calling for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit.”

“Our Popes have called us to remember that ‘evangelization will never be possible without the action of the Holy Spirit,’” he continued. “In order that Jesus Christ’s salvation may reach the whole world and transform it, that the Church may be renewed and holiness may flourish in it, that we Christians go forward with the New Evangelization, we need a new Pentecost. In order that this Year of Faith yield the new Pentecost that we need, I propose to you, brother bishops, that this Synod humbly ask the Holy Father to consecrate the world to the Holy Spirit.”

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