Vatican City, Mar 22, 2012 / 15:09 pm
The document that will guide the deliberations of the world's bishops as they chart the re-evangelization of the West is on the verge of being released.
“Things are going well at this stage and the working document, the instrumentum laboris, is about to be published,” Cardinal Francis Arinze told CNA.“It is the actual one that every participant in the synod in October will have.”
The former prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship is now a member of the preparatory committee for this year’s Synod of Bishops. It will take place at the Vatican October 7-28 under the title of “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.”
Cardinal Arinze said the working document will outline “the necessity to revisit” those areas of the world “that have been evangelized maybe for 1000 years or 500 years and where the faith was once very strong” but where “now people are rather cold in the faith.”