In this paper I will revisit Pope Francis’ ecclesial vision as found in Evangelii Gaudium and look at the corresponding ecclesial renewal it requires for becoming a missionary church. My paper will proceed as follows: (a) some preliminary remarks will be given to provide the context of discussion; (b) then, the Pope’s ecclesiological vision will be examined, and finally, (c) its consequences for church renewal will be explored. The underlying goal of this sharing, however, is to provide a solid point of reference for reflection as we, the Filipino people of God, rethink leadership and ministry for the future in light of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.
Revisiting Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium and the Call for Church Renewal
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