Vatican City, May 29, 2015 / 12:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church shouldn’t be afraid of the great changes of the modern world, Pope Francis has said. Rather, the Church should embrace this “happy challenge” with a renewed language of love and mercy.
For Pope Francis, what people expect from the Church today is that “she knows how to walk with them, offering the company of the witness of faith, which shows solidarity to all, in particular those who are most alone and marginalized.”
The Pope on May 29 recognized the many men, women and children living “on the existential peripheries generated by a consumer society” who are waiting for the closeness and solidarity of the Church.
The Gospel, which every Christian is called to proclaim, is “the announcement of God's love which, in Jesus Christ, calls us to participate in his life,” Pope Francis said.
In this light, the New Evangelization means “to be awar