Pope's quotes: Rebirth of Europe

A quote from Pope Francis:

"To the rebirth of a Europe weary, yet still rich in energies and possibilities, the Church can and must play her part. Her task is one with her mission: the proclamation of the Gospel, which today more than ever finds expression in going forth to bind the wounds of humanity with the powerful yet simple presence of Jesus, and His mercy that consoles and encourages. God desires to dwell in our midst, but He can only do so through men and women who, like the great evangelisers of this continent, have been touched by Him and live for the Gospel, seeking nothing else. Only a Church rich in witnesses will be able to bring back the pure water of the Gospel to the roots of Europe. In this enterprise, the path of Christians towards full unity is a great sign of the times and a response to the Lord’s prayer 'that they may all be one.' "

-- Address at reception of Charlemagne Prize, May 6, 2016

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