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Vatican official distinguishes proselytism from missionary activity

April 03, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso, president of the Pontifical Mission Societies, said that missionary activity “for the Church can never be proselytism: it is rather the free offer to man who asks for life and eternity of a journey of life and eternity in Christ.” In doing so, he appeared to identify proselytism with coercion, rather than with proclamation of the Gospel. A footnote in a 2007 doctrinal note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith made a similar distinction.

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