Pope creates Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization to set us all straight
Pope Benedict XVI created a new Vatican department aimed at “re-evangelizing” the most secular regions of the globe, including areas of Europe that have become “de-Christianized.”
Benedict issued a papal decree today launching the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, which will seek to bring Christianity to those whose spiritual lives have become an “interior desert” amid technological and scientific changes in recent decades, according to the document.
… Benedict, the leader of the world’s estimated 1 billion Catholics, has made fighting loss of faith a key theme of his papacy. He criticized “aggressive forms of secularism” during a U.K. trip last month, and called on Europeans “to rediscover the reasons for faith and hope” last year when he visited the Czech Republic, where religious practice is among the lowest in the 27-nation European Union.
The new Vatican office will employ “all the progress of the science of communications” in a bid to restore religion to the secular world.
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