Pope Francis to issue document on Universal Call to Holiness.

 

Pope Francis has written an apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the contemporary world” which will be published next Monday, April 9, the Vatican announced today.

“Gaudete et Exsultate” is the Latin title of the text, which translated into English means “Rejoice and Be Glad.” The words are taken from the Gospel of Matthew (5:12) at the end of the discourse on the Beatitudes.

The Second Vatican Council devoted the whole of chapter 5 of its dogmatic constitution on the Church, “Lumen Gentium” to “the universal call to holiness,” in other words, that everyone is called to be holy, to live a holy life and be a saint. 

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