Vatican City, Oct 12, 2010 / 08:08 am
The new Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization was unveiled at a press conference at the Vatican Oct. 12.
Pope Benedict XVI has created the new Vatican office to address the growing problem of secularization and the “eclipse of God” in the nations of Europe and the West.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the new office, presented a letter from Pope Benedict outlining its mandate.
According to the Pope, the Church faces a new challenge today in its mission of evangelization. That is the “phenomenon of the detachment from the faith, that has progressively manifested itself in societies and cultures that for centuries appeared to be impregnated by the Gospel.”