Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 25, 2017 / 11:46 am
More than 600 people participated in the 5th National Missionary Conference held this week in Neuquen, Argentina, and committed to redoubling their efforts for a "Church that goes out."
The theme of the Nov. 18-20 event was "Argentina in Mission, the Gospel is Joy." It was hosted by Auxiliary Bishop Fernando Croxatto of Comodoro Rivadavia.
Pope Francis sent a letter to the congress, expressing his desire that participants "would grow in the missionary spirit, with that attitude of coming out of yourselves to proclaim Jesus."
"Don't be afraid – when there is love for Jesus Christ, this desire to make him known grows, to bring his love to everyone, with the enthusiasm that comes from faith," the pope said in his message.