Message on Ordination of three new bishops for Hong Kong diocese – Cardinal Filoni

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in a message to Hong Kong Diocese on the ordination of three new auxiliary bishops for the diocese reminds that service in the Church must be seen in the light of faith, which “takes place within the communion of the Church.”

Citing Pope Francis’ first encyclical on faith titled Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith), Cardinal Filoni wrote, “In fact, service in the Church must be seen through the eyes of faith, which “is not simply an individual decision, which takes place in the depths of the believer’s heart, nor a completely private relationship… between the autonomous subject and God… (but) always takes place within the communion of the Church” (Lumen Fidei, 39).

He recalled Pope Francis’ vision of service to Christ and to the Gospel presented in his apostolic exhortation on the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world (Evangelii Gaudium) as demonstration of one’s love for the poor, common good, peace and missionary desire.

Read the full text of  Cardinal Filoni’s message published in the Sept. 6 issue of Sunday Examiner, the weekly news service in the diocese.

 

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