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What is the major challenge facing the next Pope

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What is the major challenge facing the next Pope

Post  Mike Harvey on Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:53 pm

I saw this today from Cardinal Wuerl. He says that the next pope must confront secularism. How one confronts secularism is a big topic in itself though

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Re: What is the major challenge facing the next Pope

Post  Forum Janitor on Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:11 pm

Cardinal Wuerl: Confronting secularism a priority for next pope


Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington is seen before a meeting of the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization at the Vatican last fall. He says facing the challenges of secularism will be high on the agenda for the next pope. (CNS/Paul Haring)

By Francis X. Rocca
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The man cardinals choose as the next pope must be someone with the requisite energy and mastery of modern communications media to promote a revival of the faith in increasingly secular societies around the world, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.

The cardinal, who will vote in the upcoming papal election, spoke with Catholic News Service hours after arriving in Rome Feb. 25.

"The secularism that is just engulfing our culture," he said, "will be weighing heavily on the hearts and minds in the conclave."

"Those people who think they know the Gospel and it doesn't have any meaning for them, they're the people we have to find a way to touch, to invite once again to the embrace of Christ," he said. "That thought, that concern, that issue, is going to be something that we'll all carry with us into the conclave.”

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