Pope targets “de-Christianisation” with new Vatican office

Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday formally announced the creation of a new Vatican office aimed at reviving the Catholic faith in Europe and other parts of the world that he claims are being ‘de-Christianised.’

In a decree, the pope said the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation would work with bishops in traditionally Christian but increasingly secular countries, to promote the church’s message.

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