Pope Francis offers this apostolic exhortation as a proclamation to the Church on the gospel. Written in his characteristic straightforward style, The Joy of the Gospel offers teaching on what the gospel truly means, and exhorts the Church to begin a new chapter in evangelization.
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You may also be interested in Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Lumen Fidei (2 vols.).
The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium is also available in Spanish. Take a look: El gozo del Evangelio: Evangelii Gaudium.
Pope Francis was born Jorge Bergoglio in 1936. A Jesuit, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1969 and served many different posts before becoming archbishop in his native Buenos Aires in 1998. He was appointed cardinal by John Paul II in 2001. He became the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church in 2013, following the retirement of Benedict XVI, and chose the papal name of Francis after St. Francis of Assisi.
Pope Francis is known for the simplicity and informality with which he conducts his leadership of the Church, and was named “Person of the Year” in 2013 by Time magazine. His life and teachings emphasize humility, love for the poor, and interfaith connection. He has written several books in Spanish, including On Heaven and Earth, which was translated into English.
“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day.” (Page 4)
“There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter.” (Page 7)
“‘Lord, I have let myself be deceived; in a thousand ways I have shunned your love, yet here I am once more, to renew my covenant with you. I need you. Save me once again, Lord, take me once more into your redeeming embrace’” (Page 4)
“The joy of The gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” (Page 3)