Evangelii nuntiandi is an apostolic exhortation issued on 8 December by Pope Paul VI on Overview · Pope: Francis · Hierarchy · History (Timeline); Theology · Liturgy · Sacraments · Mary. Background[show]. Jesus · Crucifixion. authoritative commentators have said: in Evangelii nuntiandi the Pope left, serenely but energetically, a sort of pastoral testament, a summary and synthesis of. A Summary on Evangelii Nuntiandi Pope Paul VI on December wrote to the Episcopate, Clergy and to all the faithful of the entire.

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And among all these signs there is the one to which He attaches great importance: The whole Church therefore is called upon to evangelize, and yet within her we have different evangelizing tasks to accomplish.

Any approach to dialogue such as coercion or improper enticement that fails to respect the dignity and religious freedom of the partners in that dialogue has no place in Christian evangelization. I hold all of you dear- you who The church and her mission are inseparable from Christ and his mission. October was coming to an end when the Synod of Bishops’ Assembly on the challenging theme of evangelization also concluded, or rather, was on its last day of work.

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But we are confident that despite these painful trials the activity of these apostles will never meet final failure in any part of the world.

Let us add some other signs of this love. To evangelize must therefore very often be to give this necessary food and sustenance to the faith of believers, especially summarg a catechesis full of Gospel vitality and in a language suited to people and circumstances. Nuntixndi are many understanding of the word evangelization in our contemporary world of today for some it is an activity whereby the Gospel is proclaimed and explained, in other to awaken the faith in non-Christians and foster in Christians the living faith.

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Her message of liberation would no longer have any originality and would easily be open to monopolization and manipulation by ideological systems nuntaindi political parties.

On the other hand, there has been the often humanly insurmountable resistance of the people being addressed by the evangelizer. And on the other hand, young people who are well trained in faith and prayer must become more and more the apostles of youth. Their own field of evangelizing activity is the vast and complicated world of politics, society and economics, but also the world of culture, of the sciences and the arts, of international life, of the evangelil media.


This fervor demands first of all that we should know how to put aside the excuses which would impede evangelization. Through the Holy Spirit the Gospel penetrates to the heart of the world, for it is He who causes people to discern the signs of the times- signs willed by God- which evangelization reveals and puts to use within history.

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Without this mark nuntianei holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man. Preaching, the verbal proclamation of a message, is indeed always indispensable. In brief, this means that she has a constant need of being evangelized, if she wishes to retain freshness, vigor and strength in order to proclaim the Gospel.

In an intervention that turned out to be of great importance, we could say providential, the Cardinal suggested that the Synod’s recommendations be entrusted to the Pope so that he could transform them into the Synod’s final document.

She puts on their lips the saving Word, she explains to them the message of which she herself is the depositary, she gives them the mandate which she herself has received and she sends them out to preach.

Pastoral charity must dictate to all those whom the Lord has placed as leaders of the ecclesial communities the proper attitude in regard to this reality, which is at the same time so rich and so vulnerable.

It does not permit either indifference, syncretism or accommodation. But at a time when the liturgy renewed by the Council has given greatly increased value to the Liturgy of the Word, it would be a mistake not to see in the homily an important and very adaptable instrument of evangelization.

It responds to the very deep aspirations of peoples and human communities to find their own identity ever more clearly. To complete these considerations on the meaning of evangelization, a final observation must be made, one which we consider will help to clarify the reflections that follow.

This is the desire that we rejoice to entrust to the hands and the heart of the Immaculate Blessed Virgin Mary, on this day which is especially consecrated to her and which is also the tenth anniversary of numtiandi close of the Second Vatican Council. To preach not their own selves or their personal ideas,[43] nuntiandj a Gospel of which neither she nor they are the absolute masters eummary owners, to dispose of it as they wish, but a Gospel of which they are the ministers, in order to pass it on with complete fidelity.


He taught — they are his words — that evangelization is not a single, isolated act but an extensive process: In union with the Successor of Peter, the bishops, who are successors of the apostles, receive through the power of their episcopal ordination the authority to teach the revealed truth in the Church. At every new phase of human history, the Church, constantly gripped by the desire to evangelize, has but one preoccupation: Decree on Ecumenism Unitatis Redintegratio1: This fidelity both to a message whose servants we are and to the people to whom we must transmit it living and intact is the central axis of evangelization.

It brings with it a wisdom that is not of this world.

A summary on evangelii nuntiandi

Popular religiosity, of course, certainly has its limits. Is she more ardent in contemplation and adoration and more zealous in missionary, charitable and liberating action?

In other regions, on the other hand, communautes de base come together in a spirit of bitter criticism of the Church, which they are quick to stigmatize as “institutional” and to which they set themselves Up in opposition as charismatic communities, free from structures and inspired only by the Gospel.

They have to be regenerated by encountering each other. Today ssummary is a very large svangelii of baptized people who for the most part have not formally renounced their Baptism but who are entirely indifferent to it and not living in accordance with it.

We would not wish to end this encounter with our beloved brethren and sons and daughters without a pressing appeal concerning the interior attitudes which must animate those who work for evangelization.

Between evangelization and human advancement- development and liberation- there are in fact profound links. We wish to do so on this tenth anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council, the objectives of which are definitively summed up in this single one: