On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development held a symposium on November 24 to reflect on its impact within the pontificate of Pope Francis, on its meaning for the Church and for the world at large.
The Evangelii Gaudium is the first document of the Magisterium of Pope Francis. It was published on November 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King, and is considered by many to be a "programmatic" Apostolic Exhortation in which the Holy Father placed at the center of ecclesial pastoral care "the proclamation of the Gospel in today's world."
In order to proclaim the Gospel with joy, Pope Francis exhorts the Church to a "missionary transformation", deepens the "social dimension of Evangelization", explaining some of the community and social implications of the kerygma, social inclusion of the poor, the search for common good and social peace, and social dialogue as a contribution to peace.
Among the guests of the Roman Curia at this moment of reflection were Sr Nathalie Becquart, Under-Secretary for the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops and Sr Helen Alford, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.