INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS "NIEUWE EVANGELISATIE VOOR HET OVERDRAGEN VAN HET CHRISTELIJK GELOOF"
(Soort document: Bisschoppensynodes)
27 mei 2012
The convocation of the next synodal assembly comes at a particularly significant moment for the Catholic Church. In fact, the time of its celebration will coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Catechismus-Compendium
Catechismus van de Katholieke Kerk
(15 augustus 1997)
and the inauguration of The Year of Faith
, proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI. Vgl. Paus Benedictus XVI, Motu Proprio, Over het uitroepen van het "Jaar van het Geloof", Porta Fidei (11 okt 2011)
The Synod will therefore provide a good opportunity to focus on the subject of conversion and the necessity of holiness, emphasized by all these anniversaries. The Synod will also be the place to grasp and repropose to people the invitation to rediscover the faith. This invitation was initially made at the Second Vatican Council and restated in The Year of the Faith proclaimed by Pope Paul VI, and again addressed to us in our time by Pope Benedict XVI. All this will serve as the framework for the synod's work of treating the topic of the new evangelization.