Castel Gandolfo, February 24, 2002
It’s not the first time I am addressing this subject and I must say that it has always given me a special joy.
Why? Because the indications of the Holy Father John Paul II in this regard are stupendous, truly special and timely.
But also because I’ve realized the truth of the Pope’s words in Redemptoris Missio, that is, that the ecclesial Movements and new Communities “[are] a true gift of God both for the new evangelization and for the missionary activity, so properly called.”
So he expects a new springtime for the Church especially from them...
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