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John Paul II: The Old Missionaries are a bright and perennial example yesterday and today

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APOSTOLIC TRIP TO BRAZIL OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II

OCTOBER 12-21, 1991

 

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER

MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES OF BRAZIL

Cuiaba, October 16, 1991

 

From the two last paragraphs of number 4:

 

These missionaries – Franciscans, Capuchins, Salesians, Jesuits, Dominicans, Carmelites, Benedictines, and many others – are a bright and perennial example yesterday and today. I cannot deny the great sorrow I feel upon learning that a few, including some who should see those missionaries as their models, have tried to denigrate them with a distorted view, more political and ideological than religious, of the history of evangelization in Brazil.

Eleven years ago, in Manaus, I said, “I kneel … before each of these missionaries, men like us with defects and weaknesses but magnified by the witness of their complete self-giving to missions” ( Homily in Manaus July 7,11, 1980). Today the Pope, Successor of Peter, spiritually repeats the same words and gesture as a sign of love and reparation.

(http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/pt/speeches/1991/october/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_19911016_pop-indigene.html)

 

Translated by the staff of Pan-Amazon Synod-Watch.

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