Vatican City, Oct 24, 2019 / 04:10 am
The head of the Vatican's Christian unity office says inculturation of the Gospel is a necessary part of evangelization, but also requires discernment of what in that culture may need "purification."
"Evangelization always needs inculturation, so that the Gospel will be understood in different cultures," Cardinal Kurt Koch told EWTN News Oct. 23.
"But I think we must see two things," he continued, "first of all, inculturation, and on the other side purification of the culture, because not all things in other cultures are good."
"We have different challenges and different problems and we must have a clear discernment of spirit of what we can accept and receive from these cultures for the better understanding of the Gospel; and on the other hand we must purify something in this culture."