The Meeting of the Consultors of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization was held on September 25-26, 2017.
Following the Presidents’ opening prayer and greeting, Archbishop Octavio Ruiz Arenas, Secretary of the Dicastery, then gave the introduction to the work and served as the moderator of the meeting of the Consultors.
Particular attention was given to the theme of the upcoming Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on youth, the faith, and vocational discernment. Afterwards, they discussed the future of the new evangelization and catechesis, the ministry of catechist, and the new competence on Sanctuaries.
The service that the Pontifical Council offers, in particular to Churches of ancient tradition which are most subject to secularization, points to a renewed missionary approach which is attentive to the signs of the times and to the cultural changes.