Rome Newsroom, Sep 9, 2020 / 06:46 am
The archbishop of Bologna, Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, said he wants to renew adult faith formation in his archdiocese to reach more people and deepen relationships in the period following the coronavirus pandemic.
In a pastoral letter published last week, Cardinal Zuppi said "after the pandemic, it is necessary to start again with simplicity and confidence from the many questions that have emerged: the meaning of life, spirituality, fear, limits."
He criticized Christian formation which keeps adults "at infantile levels" of knowledge about their faith. "We must help fight superficiality and ignorance because they do not help to address the great issues that affect the life of humanity today, near and far," he urged.
"Many adults were initiated into the faith but remained in an initial faith; they know Christianity, but in an insufficient way," he claimed.