Heaven on earth. Love and service to transform the world

Published : 11/29/2020 11:26:43
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Heaven on earth. Love and service to transform the world

"Il cielo sulla terra. Amare e servire per trasformare il mondo" is a new volume published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana - Dicastero per la Comunicazione della Santa Sede, whose preface is by Martin Junge, Secretary General of the Lutheran World Federation.

The new volume in the series exchange of gifts goes straight to the heart: it talks about Christian love and the values connected to it through a collection of sentences taken from the words spoken by Pope Bergoglio and presents a contribution he has never published before.
The selected texts propose an itinerary of meditations on the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, the joy of the Gospel, the Church and works of mercy, the Eucharist, conversion, dialogue and tenderness. Within the book, the theme of love in politics, culture and religion is also of great importance, thanks to the reflections taken from the Encyclical Brothers All. Among the themes of great relevance are also the words of the Pontiff linked to the coronavirus pandemic: true catechesis on solidarity and sharing responsibilities. An invitation addressed to all, believers and non-believers alike, to look kindly on others, to fight indifference and to take care of the poorest and most fragile people.

In addition to the texts and speeches of the Holy Father accompanied by a previously unpublished text, the series of gifts, which is characterised by its ecumenical vocation, always proposes an introduction signed by a Representative of the brothers and sisters of the separated Churches and Ecclesial Communities, with whom we are on the way to re-establishing full communion. The previous volumes collect the contributions of: Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England and world leader of the Anglican Communion in Several and United. They are therefore the only ones; by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in La Preghiera. The Breath of New Life; of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Our Mother Earth. A Christian reading of the challenge of the environment. The series has also had editorial success abroad: the previous volumes have been translated into many languages, including Turkish and Chinese.

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