The Pope asks ecclesial movements and groups to rediscover their evangelizing mission
- This new video message is directed to ecclesial movements and groups: “they are a gift, they are a treasure in the Church!”
- Praising their “capacity to dialogue at the service of the Church’s evangelizing mission,” Pope Francis asks them to “always be on the move, responding to the impulse of the Holy Spirit to the challenges, to the changes in today’s world.”
- In this prayer intention, the Pope invites ecclesial groups to “place their own charisms at the service of the world’s needs,” avoiding any “temptation to close in on themselves.”
TEXT OF POPE FRANCIS MESSAGE
Ecclesial movements are a gift, they are a treasure in the Church! That’s what you are!
These movements renew the Church with their capacity for dialogue at the service of her evangelizing mission.
Each day, they rediscover in their charism new ways of showing the attractiveness and the newness of the Gospel.
How do they do this? Speaking different languages, they seem different, but it is their creativity that creates these differences. But always understanding themselves and making themselves understood.
And working at the service of the Bishops and parishes to avoid any temptation to close in on themselves, which can be the danger, right?
Always be on the move, responding to the impulse of the Holy Spirit to the challenges, to the changes in today’s world.
Remain in harmony with the Church, since harmony is a gift of the Holy Spirit.
Let us pray that ecclesial movements and groups may daily rediscover their mission, an evangelizing mission, and that they place their own charisms at the service of the world’s needs. Service…