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Pope honors Matteo Ricci, Jesuit missionary to China

May 31, 2010

On Saturday, May 29, Pope Benedict XVI met with participants in a pilgrimage honoring Father Matteo Ricci, the great Jesuit missionary to China. The Pope commented that Father Ricci was "a unique model of harmoniously blending the announcement of the Gospel with dialogue with the culture of the people to whom it is brought, an example of balance between doctrinal clarity and careful pastoral activity."


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