#ShortNews: “Christ is not a mere guru or wise man”

Nagasaki (Agenzia Fides) – Missionaries who introduced the Gospel in Japan did not endanger their lives “just to announce Christ as an extraordinary wise man or guru of moral life, or as a promoter of social welfare”. They were ready to sacrifice their own existence only because they wanted to make known “the mystery of Jesus, the Son of God, who offers his life to redeem man from his existential solitude, from the poverty of sin and the slavery that humiliate him”.

This is what Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said during his homily celebrated on Tuesday evening 19 September in the Cathedral of Nagasaki


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