Denver, Colo., Sep 20, 2012 / 18:21 pm
Cardinal Francis Arinze said Sept. 18 that evangelization is at the center of the Church's mission and that acts of charity are an indispensable part of this effort.
"If the Church did not evangelize, it would end up in the Vatican Museum," he told the audience.
The cardinal delivered his remarks to a standing room-only crowd at Bonfils Hall on the grounds of the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization in Denver, Colo. The talk was part of the Archbishop's Lecture Series, a Denver tradition instituted by its former archbishop, Charles J. Chaput, now of Philadelphia.
Cardinal Arinze is originally from Nigeria, and served as head of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship from 2002 to 2008.