Pope to Brazilians: Transmit Catechesis, Confirm Faith, Pray

In Message to National Eucharistic Congress of Brazil, Francis Encourages That Which Will Strengthen Church for Future Generations

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Through confirming the faith, transmitting catechesis, and reminding faithful to pray and be charitable, the Church in Brazil will be strengthened, even for future generations.
According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis highlighted this in a message he sent to the XVII National Eucharistic Congress of Brazil, taking place this weekend in Belém. Francis’ special envoy to the event, Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, delivered the message.
“In confirming the faith of the people, transmitting catechesis, reminding them to practice prayer and the exercise of charity in everyday life,” Francis stated in his message, “you will give special emphasis to the domestic church, which is the family, within which are born and educated the future generations of Christians and missionaries.”
In addition to mentioning his love for the church leaders from the Amazon, and every part of Brazil, the Holy Father also reflected on the call of Jesus Christ to preach the Gospel and baptize.
“While we strive to promote the new evangelization throughout the land,” he stated, “we should remember events in the past connected to the preaching of the Gospel: In them we can contemplate the grace of God, Who is always rich in mercy, and calls all men to salvation in Christ.”

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