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Longley says Church must not view world as hostile

28 November 2013 | by Christopher Lamb | Comments: 0

The Church must stop looking at the world as hostile to Christian faith, the Archbishop of Birmingham has said, writes Christopher Lamb. Delivering a homily for local political leaders, Archbishop Bernard Longley said that one of the principal aims of the Second Vatican Council of reaching out to the world in dialogue still needed to be realised. “Fifty years on, we still need to look at the world not as an enemy that is indifferent or even hostile to the message of the Gospel, but as the place where God’s salvation has already reached into people’s lives through the love of his Son Jesus Christ,” the archbishop said at the annual Civic Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, last Sunday. “As a demonstration of our Christian faith, we need above all to ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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