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The Gospel

Anyone who has even the slightest knowledge of Christ's Gospel knows that it is a message of peace 'par excellence'.

Angelus Address
19 August 2007

The Gospel

Our world has grown weary of greed, exploitation and division, of the tedium of false idols and piecemeal responses, and the pain of false promises. Our hearts and minds are yearning for a vision of life where love endures, where gifts are shared, where unity is built, where freedom finds meaning in truth, and where identity is found in respectful communion. This is the work of the Holy Spirit! This is the hope held out by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Welcoming Celebration
Sydney Harbor, Australia
17 July 2008

The Gospel

The one and only Gospel waits to be proclaimed by everyone together, in love and reciprocal esteem.

To Romanian Orthodox Patriarch
Occasion of Solemn Enthronement
2 October 2007

The Gospel

To draw nourishment from the Word of God is the Church’s first and fundamental task. In fact, if the Gospel proclamation is her raison d'ętre and mission, it is indispensable that the Church know and live what she proclaims, so that her preaching may be credible despite the weaknesses and poverty of the people of whom she is comprised.

Basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls
5 October 2008

The Gospel

This Good News is not just a word, but a person: Christ himself, risen and alive.

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Istanbul, Turkey
1 December 2006

The Gospel

In fidelity to the deposit of faith entrusted to the Apostles (cf. 1 Tim 6:20), let us be joyful witnesses of the transforming power of the Gospel!

St Patrick's Cathedral, New York
19 April 2008

The Gospel

The truth of the Gospel is indispensable for a healthy society, since it opens us to hope and enables us to discover our inalienable dignity as God's children.

Address upon Arrival
Prague, Czech Republic
26 September 2009

The Gospel

In a changing world, the Gospel does not alter. The Good News always remains the same. Christ has died and is risen for our salvation!

Fourth National Ecclesial Convention
Verona, Italy
19 October 2006


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