Vatican Creates New Evangelical Office to Combat Secularization in West

Archbishop Salvatore “Rino” Fisichella, head of Vatican’s new Pontifical Council for Promoting New EvangelizationRedTracker| Pope Benedict XVI has created a new Vatican office to address what the Vatican perceives as the growing problem of secularization and the “eclipse of God” in the nations of Europe and the West.

In his letter, the Pope described a religious landscape in the once-Christian West that is now characterized by a kind of practical atheism, where “economic well-being and consumerism … inspire and sustain a life lived ‘as if God did not exist.’” via Catholic News Agency

Pope Benedict stressed the need to find creative ways of using communications media to promote the Catechism of the Catholic Church as the “essential and complete formulation of the content of the faith for the men of our time.” (Yes, the pope literally said ‘the men’.)