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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There Paul VI deliberately proposes the true definition of evangelization in contrast to all of the possible false conceptions. Nuntiajdi Gospel, and therefore evangelization, are certainly not identical with culture, and they are independent in regard to all cultures.

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We live in the Church at a privileged nunfiandi of the Spirit. Let it suffice, in this meditation, to mention a number of methods which, for one reason or another, have a fundamental importance. Saint Cyprian, De Unitate Ecclesiae We shall briefly recall these tasks. Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium5: Furthermore, we must note with sadness that the evangelizing work of the Church is strongly opposed, if not prevented, by certain public powers Even in our own day it happens that preachers of God’s Word are deprived of their rights, persecuted, threatened or eliminated solely for preaching Jesus Christ and His Gospel.

Without Him the most highly developed schemas resting on a sociological or psychological basis skmmary quickly seen to be quite valueless. These include links of an anthropological order, because the man who is to be evangelized is not an abstract being but is subject to social and economic questions.

They are happy to place themselves under His inspiration. The necessity of ensuring fundamental human rights cannot be separated from this just liberation which is bound up with evangelization and which endeavors to secure structures safeguarding human freedoms.

We encourage the openness which the Church is showing today in this direction and with this solicitude. It is no coincidence that the Pope stresses, already in the introduction to the document, that from the start of his Pontificate evangelization was an obligatory and familiar theme for him, the horizon of his Pontificate.


How would preachers and catechists be able to neglect this? In a family which is njntiandi of this mission, all the members evangelize and are evangelized. This is why we have wished to emphasize, in the same address at the opening of the Synod, “the need to restate clearly the specifically religious finality of evangelization.

But, as a result of the frequent situations of dechristianization in our day, it also proves equally necessary for innumerable people who have been baptized but who live quite outside Christian life, for simple people who have a certain faith but an imperfect knowledge of the foundations of that faith, for intellectuals who feel the need to know Jesus Christ in a light different from the evangleii they received as children, and for many others.

Let us now consider the very persons of the evangelizers.

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She feels responsible before entire peoples. The first section highlights the connection between Christ the evangelizer and his Church which imitates his example. There is no doubt that the effort to proclaim the Gospel to the people of today, who are buoyed up by hope but at the same time often oppressed by fear and distress, is a service rendered to the Christian community and also to summray whole sunmary humanity.

In many cases it was an heroic love.

A summary on evangelii nuntiandi

The Church is deeply aware of her duty to preach salvation to all. The value of the last Synod was to have constantly invited us to relate these elements rather than evangflii place them in opposition one to the other, in order to reach a full understanding of the Church’s evangelizing activity.

It would certainly be an error to impose something on the consciences of our brethren. For it is only in the Christian message that modern man can find the answer to his questions and the energy for his commitment of human solidarity.

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It makes people capable of generosity and sacrifice even to the point of heroism, when it is a question of manifesting belief. But at the same time, it means giving a more complete and systematic knowledge. The resistance of the second group takes the form of inertia and the slightly evqngelii attitude of the person who feels that he is one of the homily, who claims to know it all and to have tried it all and who no longer believes it. We can never sufficiently praise those priests who through the sacrament of Penance or through pastoral nuntiwndi show their readiness to guide people in the ways of the Gospel, to support them in their efforts, to raise them up if they have fallen, and always to assist them with discernment and availability.


She carries out this first proclamation of Jesus Christ by a complex and diversified activity which is sometimes termed “pre-evangelization” but which is already evangelization in a true sense, although at its initial and still incomplete stage.

With these he lived among the people to set the captives free, give sight to the blind among nyntiandi miracles, as a visible component of his evangelizing activity. Her activity, forgetful of all spiritual and religious preoccupation, would become initiatives of the political or social order.

This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat It is to be hoped that all these considerations will help to remove the ambiguity which the word “liberation” very often takes on in ideologies, political systems or groups.

Now if the Spirit of God has a preeminent place in the whole life of the Church, it is in her evangelizing mission that He is most active. Like Christ during the time of His preaching, evanggelii the Twelve on the morning of Pentecost, the Church too sees before her an immense multitude of people who need the Gospel and have a right to it, for God “wants everyone to be saved and reach full knowledge of the truth.

We have remarked that the Church is entirely and completely evangelizing. It therefore re-affirms the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church regarding conjugal love, responsible parenthood, and the continued rejection of most forms of birth control. Tertullian Apologeticum In what way is this mystery to be proclaimed?

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