ASIA/CHINA - Faith and Evangelization: Mission Day of the Diocese of Jing Xian

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Heng Shui (Agenzia Fides) - "In the Year of Faith one has to put into practice Charity for Evangelization and Faith and the spread of Hope": with this commitment, the parish of Fu Cheng of the diocese of Jing Xian (today Heng Shui), in the province of He Bei opened the celebration of World Mission Day, on Sunday, October 21, in communion with all the parishes of the diocese and the Universal Church. After reading the Pastoral Letter for the Year of Faith written by the diocesan Bishop, His Exc. Mgr. Peter Feng Xin Mao - from the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans: "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (5.1) - the pastor explained to the faithful the close link between faith, evangelism, prayer and works of charity, in order to be eloquent witnesses of the faith by carrying out the Christian mission. The faithful of the Cathedral of the diocese organized a pilgrimage to a Marian shrine to celebrate World Mission Sunday because "with our journey, faith is transmitted and the Gospel of Love in the Year of Faith." Mgr. Peter Feng visited several parishes to celebrate together with his faithful Missionary Day in the Year of Faith, encouraging them with two keywords, "Faith and Evangelization" to live the Year of Faith and life as a true Christian. (NZ) (Agenzia Fides 23/10/2012)