Pope Francis’ has called the Church to celebrate an “extraordinary mission month” and revitalize our missionary spirit. The diocese of Manzini has chosen to extend it to the whole year October 2019 – October 2020
Below is my pastoral letter to the diocese.
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“Jesus is at the door and knocks”
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
The Word became flesh! (John 1:14)
In 2013, after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI the Cardinals being entrusted with the election of a new Pope came together in Rome to reflect on the life and mission of the Church in today’s world.
It is said that Cardinal Bergoglio (who later became Pope Francis) shared a very short reflection with them. He spoke about the familiar passage in Revelation 3:20 where we read: “Look, I am standing at the door, knocking. If one of you hears me calling and opens the door, I will come in to share a meal at that person’s side.”