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Pope Inaugurates New Dicastery for Re-Evangelizing the West

Its first president, Italian Archbishop Rino Fisichella, presented details of the new Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the Vatican. Its aim is to help bring the Christian message to all parts of society.Arch. Rino FisichellaPresident, Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization“It ?s a great challenge to bring to those countries where for centuries or millennia the Gospel has been proclaimed the strong vitality that is typical of Christians in order to be able once again to culture and bring progress together towards the good of all.”The new council will promote the dissemination and implementation of the Pope?s teaching on the New Evangelization, especially the new version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It will also examine and coordinate initiatives that encourage the use of media as tools for re-evangelization. Arz. Rino FisichellaPresident, Pont. Cons. para Promoción de la Nueva Evangelización“Re-evangelization means to bring back ; importance to the essentials, the person of Jesus Christ who is the love of God and the face of a loving God. We should do everything possible to give an adequate catechesis, that is the way of beauty, in order to communicate the Gospel.”In the coming weeks, the Pope will appoint to the new Council a group of cardinals, bishops and experts who will undertake this new mission.