Catholic Church in Cuba Sets New Pastoral Plan for Evangelization
'On the Road to Emmaus' offers a three-part reflection on the social and
political reality and on the Church in the country.
BY CNA/EWTN NEWS 09/17/2014
HAVANA — The Catholic Church in Cuba recently unveiled its pastoral plan
for 2014-2020, which will encourage the faithful to engage in
evangelization and respond to the call of Pope Francis.
Entitled "On the Road to Emmaus," the plan offers a three-part
reflection on the social and political reality and on the Church in the
country. The first part invites the faithful "to look beyond
sociological aspects and at the life of our society and of our Church,
in order to discover in both realities the calls God is making today to
our work of evangelization in Cuba."
In the second part, the Gospel passage about the disciples on the road
to Emmaus is highlighted as a source of inspiration and orientation in
putting the pastoral plan into practice.
The third part lays out four priorities of the bishops' pastoral plan,
and concludes, "We proclaim our faith that the 'conversion to Jesus
Christ is our hope'."
In drafting their pastoral plan, the bishops said they were guided by
the conclusions of the Fifth General Meeting of the bishops of Latin
America and the Caribbean in Aparecida, the message of Benedict XVI in
his visit to Cuba, the document "Hope Does Not Disappoint" by the Cuban
bishops, and the words and gestures of Pope Francis.
The document said, "We exhort every Christian to be converted to Jesus
Christ and to proclaim the joy of his Gospel, so that the transforming
testimony of the love and hope of our communities and families will
reach all the men and women of our country."
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