Pope Francis publishes ‘Evangelii-Gaudium’ – ‘The Joy of the Gospel’

The first Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis was published today, Tuesday 26 November 2013. To read the full text please click on evangelii-gaudium_en_pope francis 2013.

“THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium)