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Vatican conference addresses evangelization in Europe

January 30, 2015

Addressing participants in a 3-day conference on evangelization in Europe, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, said:

The Church transmits to all generations all that she is. Her nature is one of evangelizing. We are gathering here to make known whatever is useful to that mission.

The conference, which drew 40 participants representing the bishops’ conferences of Europe, ended on January 29. Bishop Nicholas Hudson, an auxiliary of the Westminster, England archdiocese, said that he was left with two key ideas, which he saw as the core of the message put forth by Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium:

The first is that catechesis needs to serve evangelization; the second that catechesis needs to be combined with spirituality.

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