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Discovering the Profound Wisdom of Pope Paul VI’s Evangelii Nuntiandi

James H. Kroeger

Abstract

St. Pope Paul VI (1963-1978), canonized forty years after his death on October 14, 2018, will always be remembered as a modern missionary pope. He made missionary journeys to all continents and authored Evangelii Nuntiandi (EN), which became the magna carta for Catholic evangelization in the last quarter of Christianity’s second millennium and without a doubt one of the most important ecclesial documents of the post-Vatican II era. It presents a concise, inspiring, and programmatic challenge for the Church to engage enthusiastically in her God-given mission to preach the Gospel to the contemporary world—to living peoples, with their aspirations and anxieties, their cultures and religions, their hopes and conflicts. EN boldly addresses the topic of evangelization in the modern world. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13185/3206