EUROPE/GERMANY - Archbishop Nappa during the visit to Missio Aachen: "It feels good to do good"

Tuesday, 6 February 2024 pontifical mission societies   evangelization   missionary animation  

Aachen (Agenzia Fides) - Christians in Germany and Europe should see international church solidarity even more strongly as a personal, meaningful mission. Archbishop Emilio Nappa, President of the Pontifical Mission Societies, encouraged this during a two-day working visit to Aachen to the national direction of the Pontifical Mission Society (missio Aachen) and the Pontifical Society of Missionary Childhood of Aachen, “Die Sternsinger”.
Archbishop Nappa encouraged the development of methods that allow real and virtual interaction between people in all parts of the world. Such encounters enable people to experience that they can enrich each other despite their different backgrounds and life situations. A "lifestyle of solidarity" makes people happier than mere individual striving for "more and more", emphasized Archbishop Nappa. "It feels good to do good" is one of the central messages of Christians. In this way, the global church's works could mobilize support for the disadvantaged global south and be attractive to people in the West seeking meaning".
In Aachen, the President of the Pontifical Mission Societies visited the "One World. No slavery" mobile truck which offers visitors the opportunity to discover the many forms of slavery present in the world thanks to technology.
During the "two-day visit" Archbishop Nappa celebrated a Mass, met the members of the Board of Directors and the employees of Missio Aachen and "Die Sternsinger" whom he thanked for their commitment. (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 6/2/2024)