Many people have requested a copy of my address to the College of Cardinals and Pope Benedict XVI prior to the Consistory in Rome last month.
Let me share with you the full text:
The Announcement of the Gospel Today,
Between missio ad gentes and the New Evangelization
Holy Father, Cardinal Sodano, my brothers in Christ:
Sia lodato Gesu Cristo!
It is as old as the final mandate of Jesus, “Go, teach all nations!,” yet as fresh as God’s Holy Word proclaimed at our own Mass this morning . . .
I speak of the sacred duty of evangelization. It is “ever ancient, ever new.” …