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In Albania, Pope Francis Will Find a Church That is "Rising"

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Aid to the Church in Need - published on 09/20/14

Albania has to resist the two greatest temptations of the contemporary world, i.e., secularism and Islamic fundamentalism. In this sense, moderate religious thinking can be very useful in proposing a positive model of the family.

Another enormous challenge involves education and corruption. I connect those two topics, because corruption is an endemic evil that touches all of ordinary life:  education, justice, politics and healthcare. It seems reasonable to think that corruption might be overcome not only by laws and regulations, but, more profoundly, by a renewal of education.

And what are, in this context, the most important challenges for the Church?

We must improve Christian life through rediscovering the Church’s primary goal, which is to evangelize, to transmit the Good News of Jesus Christ, the New Man, who reveals the true identity of all human beings. We are sons and daughters of God, called to live in unconditional love, and destined to eternal life and joy.

As Pope Francis emphasizes, the Church has to concentrate her efforts on her own peculiar gift, the Gospel — the defense of the God-given dignity of man and woman and the splendid announcement of the victory over evil and death.

What are the main needs of the Church?

Everything that helps Christian education, that helps evangelization and formation based on biblical and Catholic doctrine.

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