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Archbishop Marini at IEC: Christians Must Make Testimony Through Personal Example

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.09.06.

“We need to learn that the future of our faith is not determined by how we celebrate the liturgy but by how we can use that liturgy in our life,” Archbishop Piero Marini said in a mass celebrated on the second day of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress now under way in Budapest.

Marini is the president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.

“It is a mission for Christians to be apostles of Scripture, but the disciples must not preach Jesus in an abstract sense only,” the Archbishop said. They must make a testimony through a personal example.” Showing that example takes “effort, discomfort, and suffering” but “we are happy to pay that price because it contributes to completing God’s beatific scheme”, he said.

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