Day #212: Ad Gentes 19

Today in the Decree on the Mission Activity of the Church, we begin chapter 3 on the role of particular churches.

Article 19 follows the natural progression laid out in chapter 2: Christian witness, preaching, and forming communities.  The next step, is for these communities to become more firmly established within the culture.  These “young churches” still need support by way of priests and resources.

Here are the footnotes:

1. Cf. John XXIII, “Princeps Pastorum” (AAS 1959, 838).

2. Cf. Decree, “On Priestly Ministry and Life,” 11; Decree, “On Priestly Training,” 2.

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