Cardinal Antoinio Maria Vegliò, during the homily of the Holy Mass celebrated this moring in St. Peter's Church opened the XXIII Congress with these words " This morning we are responding to the Holy Father's call. In the Apostolic Letter “Porta Fidei”, he invites us “to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord” (No. 6), and to “stronger ecclesial commitment to new evangelization in order to rediscover the joy of believing and the enthusiasm for communicating the faith” (No. 7). Before leaving this world, the Risen Jesus entrusted us with the essential mission to make disciples of all nations and baptize them “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19)."
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