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New Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Franics

Pope Francis has written a new Apostolic Exhortation titled EVANGELII GAUDIUM. He wastes no time getting to his point which is that the world is turning more and more cold and hardened in heart because people are rejecting God. We will never have a peaceful society where everyone can enjoy his/her rights and where we can look out for the most poor and vulnerable unless we see that our fundamental problem is a God problem. Here are the first three paragraphs of the document:  THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come. The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and a