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Mission work is essential to Church, Pope tells Angelus audience

Catholic World News - October 25, 2010

At his Angelus audience on October 24, Pope Benedict XVI noted that the day marked both the formal close of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, and the worldwide observance of Mission Sunday.

"There is a surprising similarity between the themes of these two ecclesial events,” the Pope said. “Both invite us to see the Church as a mystery of communion which, by her nature, is destined for all of man and for all mankind.”

The Church is, by her very nature, constantly engaged in missionary work, the Pope explained. “The missionary task is not to revolutionize the world but to transfigure it, drawing strength from Jesus Christ.” In the Middle East and in the mission fields, the Church works to bring people to Christ.

The Pope observed that the same theme is central to the topic that will be discussed at the next meeting of the Synod of Bishops: the new evangelization.

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