A new missionary spirit for burkina faso, niger

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 21, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI expressed his hopes for a new “missionary spirit” in Burkina Faso and Niger in his audience this Saturday with the bishops of these two African nations, who were in Rome for their five-yearly “ad limina” visit.

“Faith always needs to strengthen its roots so that there is no relapse into old practices or those incompatible with following Christ and to resist the appeal of a world that is sometimes hostile to the evangelical ideal,” the Pope said.

He then spoke of his gratitude for the bishops’ efforts in view of “a healthy inculturation of the faith.”

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