The Church is called to a new evangelization to intensify missionary activity and to correspond fully to the mandate of the Lord. This was underlined by the Pope in the first address to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, meeting for the first time in the Vatican since the constitution of this Dicastery.
In dictating some guidelines, Benedict XVI observed that today we witness the tragedy of fragmentation which does not permit us a unifying reference point any longer; in addition, there is often the phenomenon of people who to belong to the Church, but are strongly shaped by a vision of life at odds with faith.
Even for those who remain tied to Christian roots, but who experience the difficult relationship with MODERNITY. It is important to understand that being CHRISTIAN is not the kind of clothing to wear in private or on special occasions but is something living and fulfilling able to take up everything that is good in modernity.