Pope’s quotes: A missionary church

A quote from Pope Francis:

“If we accept the challenge of being a missionary Church, a Church which constantly goes forth to the world and, especially, to the peripheries of contemporary society, we will need to foster that ‘spiritual taste’ which enables us to embrace and identify with each member of Christ’s body. Here particular care and concern needs to be shown for the children and the elderly in our communities. How can we be guardians of hope if we neglect the memory, the wisdom and the experience of the elderly, and the aspirations of the young?

In this regard, I would ask you to be concerned in a spiritual way for the education of children, supporting the indispensable mission not only of the universities, important as they are, but also Catholic schools at every level, beginning with elementary schools, where young minds and hearts are shaped in love for the Lord and his Church, in the good, the true and the beautiful, and where children learn to be good Christians and upright citizens.”

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— Address to bishops of Korea, Korean Episcopal Conference in Seoul, Aug. 14, 2014

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