VATICAN CITY — In his first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis encouraged the Christian faithful to begin “a new chapter of evangelization,” marked by the joy that is “constantly born anew” with Jesus Christ.
“The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus,” the Pope stated, inviting Christians to “a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ.”
The apostolic exhortation is the fruit of the 2012 bishops' Synod on the New Evangelization, which was held as part of the Year of Faith. Released Nov. 26, the papal document emphasized the need for Christian joy.
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