Catholic News Service
Christians must trust in the power of the Gospel to awaken people’s consciences and promote reconciliation, but that can happen only if they hear the Gospel first, Pope Benedict XVI said.
“Faith is the most important gift that we have been given in life; we cannot keep it just for ourselves,” the pope said Sept. 7 during a meeting with 92 bishops ordained in the past year and named to dioceses in the church’s mission territories.
The new bishops were participating in a Sept. 2-15 seminar, often referred to as “new bishops’ school,” sponsored by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. A similar seminar, sponsored by the Congregation for Bishops, was scheduled for Sept. 11-20 for bishops named in other parts of the world. Read more »