Evangelii gaudium EN
POPE FRANCIS
APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION "EVANGELII GAUDIUM"
ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL IN TODAYíS WORLD
Given in Rome, at Saint Peterís, on 24 November, the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and the conclusion of the Year of Faith, in the year 2013, the first of the Pontificate

Headings

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
EVANGELII GAUDIUM

OF THE HOLY FATHER
FRANCIS

TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY,
CONSECRATED PERSONS
AND THE LAY FAITHFUL
ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL
1 IN TODAYíS WORLD

2 I. A JOY EVER NEW, A JOY WHICH IS SHARED

9 II. THE DELIGHTFUL AND COMFORTING JOY OF EVANGELIZING
11 Eternal newness

14 III. THE NEW EVANGELIZATION FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF THE FAITH
16 The scope and limits of this Exhortation

19
CHAPTER ONE: THE CHURCHíS MISSIONARY TRANSFORMATION


20 I. A CHURCH WHICH GOES FORTH
24 Taking the first step, being involved and supportive, bearing fruit and rejoicing

25 II. PASTORAL ACTIVITY AND CONVERSION
27 An ecclesial renewal which cannot be deferred

34 III. FROM THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL

40 IV. A MISSION EMBODIED WITHIN HUMAN LIMITS

46 V. A MOTHER WITH AN OPEN HEART

50
CHAPTER TWO: AMID THE CRISIS OF COMMUNAL COMMITMENT


52 I. SOME CHALLENGES OF TODAYíS WORLD
53 No to an economy of exclusion
55 No to the new idolatry of money
57 No to a financial system which rules rather than serves
59 No to the inequality which spawns violence
61 Some cultural challenges
68 Challenges to inculturating the faith
71 Challenges from urban cultures

76 II. TEMPTATIONS FACED BY PASTORAL WORKERS
78 Yes to the challenge of a missionary spirituality
81 No to selfishness and spiritual sloth
84 No to a sterile pessimism
87 Yes to the new relationships brought by Christ
93 No to spiritual worldliness
98 No to warring among ourselves
102 Other ecclesial challenges

110
CHAPTER THREE: THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL


111 I. THE ENTIRE PEOPLE OF GOD PROCLAIMS THE GOSPEL
112 A people for everyone
115 A people of many faces
119 We are all missionary disciples
122 The evangelizing power of popular piety
127 Person to person
130 Charisms at the service of a communion which evangelizes
132 Culture, thought and education

135 II. THE HOMILY
137 The liturgical context
139 A motherís conversation
142 Words which set hearts on fire

145 III. PREPARING TO PREACH
146 Reverence for truth
149 Personalizing the word
152 Spiritual reading
154 An ear to the people
156 Homiletic resources

160 IV. EVANGELIZATION AND THE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE KERYGMA
163 Kerygmatic and mystagogical catechesis
169 Personal accompaniment in processes of growth
174 Centred on the word of God

176
CHAPTER FOUR: THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF EVANGELIZATION


177 I. COMMUNAL AND SOCIETAL REPERCUSSIONS OF THE KERYGMA
178 Confession of faith and commitment to society
180 The kingdom and its challenge
182 The Churchís teaching on social questions

186 II. THE INCLUSION OF THE POOR IN SOCIETY
187 In union with God, we hear a plea
193 Fidelity to the Gospel, lest we run in vain
197 The special place of the poor in Godís people
202 The economy and the distribution of income
209 Concern for the vulnerable

217 III. THE COMMON GOOD AND PEACE IN SOCIETY
222 Time is greater than space
226 Unity prevails over conflict
231 Realities are more important than ideas
234 The whole is greater than the part

238 IV. SOCIAL DIALOGUE AS A CONTRIBUTION TO PEACE
242 Dialogue between faith, reason and science
244 Ecumenical dialogue
247 Relations with Judaism
250 Interreligious dialogue
255 Social dialogue in a context of religious freedom

259
CHAPTER FIVE: SPIRIT-FILLED EVANGELIZERS


262 I. REASONS FOR A RENEWED MISSIONARY IMPULSE
264 Personal encounter with the saving love of Jesus
268 The spiritual savour of being a people
275 The mysterious working of the risen Christ and his Spirit
281 The missionary power of intercessory prayer

284 II. MARY, MOTHER OF EVANGELIZATION
285 Jesusí gift to his people
287 Star of the new evangelization