'New Evangelization' Comes to the Curia

Pope Benedict XVI is planning to create a department in the Roman Curia charged with overseeing the “re-evangelization” of traditionally Christian countries. The Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization will be announced in an apostolic letter being prepared by the pope and will be headed by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, an Italian. The step would represent the first major Curial innovation under Pope Benedict XVI, who has frequently spoken about the need to renew the roots of the faith in European and other Western societies. Archbishop Fisichella has headed the Pontifical Academy for Life since 2008.

Advertisement

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

Advertisement

The latest from america

Bishop Lawrence T. Persico of Erie, Pa., speaks during a meeting in late January at the headquarters of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
“I think we need complete transparency if we’re going to get the trust of the people back,” said Erie Bishop Lawrence T. Persico.
Mélanie Thierry as Marguerite Duras in “Memoir of War.” © Music Box Films
The film tells the story of a woman who worked for the German-controlled Vichy government but secretly joined the Resistance movement.
A. W. Richard Sipe (photo: Facebook)
Sipe's research into celibacy and priestly sexual behavior helped guide the work of church leaders and others responding to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.
Catholic News ServiceAugust 17, 2018
Did Pope Francis depart from Scripture and tradition in declaring the death penalty "inadmissible"? Or was his declaration rooted deeply in both?
Tobias WinrightAugust 17, 2018