For ecclesial movements – The Pope Video

May 9, 2023 | Pope Video

A living Church is a Church in movement. And ecclesial movements, as Pope Francis says in this month’s video produced by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, “are a gift, they are a treasure in the Church.”

Just as the apostles received the gift of proclaiming the Resurrection in different languages on Pentecost two thousand years ago, so today, ecclesial movements and groups speak “different languages,” the Pope explains. And “each day,” through their creativity, “they rediscover in their charism new ways of showing the attractiveness and the newness of the Gospel.”

The Church needs them, Pope Francis adds, urging them to work “at the service of the Bishops and parishes to avoid any temptation to close in on themselves.” And he prays that they “may daily rediscover their mission, an evangelizing mission,” placing “their own charisms at the service of the world’s needs.”

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