Day #224: Ad Gentes 38

We continue on in our look at cooperation in the Decree on the Mission Activity of the Church.

Article 38 is all about the role of the bishop.  The decree highlights that the diocesan bishop has an obligation for the salvation of souls that extends beyond their diocesan borders.

Here is the Scripture citation:

Mark 16:15

And the footnotes:

2. Cf. Dogmatic constitution, “Lumen Gentium,” 23-24.

3. Cf. Benedict XV, “Maximum Illud” (AAS 1919, 453-454); Pius XI, “Rerum Ecclesiae” (AAS 1926, 71-73); Pius XII, “Evangelii Praecones” (AAS 1951, 525-526); Id. “Fidei Donum” (AAS 1957, 241.)

4. Cf. Pius XII, “Fidei Donum” (AAS 1957, 245-246).

5. Decree “Pastoral Duties of Bishops,” 6.

6. Cf . Pius XII, “Fidei Donum” (AAS 1957, 245) .


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