A New Springtime
“During the Second Vatican Council there was an emotional tension as we faced the common task of making the truth and beauty of the faith shine out in our time, without sacrificing it to the demands of the present or leaving it tied to the past... Therefore I believe that the most important thing, especially on such a significant occasion as this, is to revive in the whole Church that positive tension, that yearning to announce Christ again to contemporary man” (Pope Benedict XVI - Homily of the Inaugural Holy Mass of the Faith Year, 11th Oct. 2012). The synod started with this strong exultation of reviving a positive tension for new evangelization.
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