Redemptoris Missio (Latin for Mission of the Redeemer), subtitled On the permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate, is a Papal encyclical by Pope John Paul II published on December 7, 1990 devoted to the subject of "the urgency of missionary activity" and in which he wished "to invite the Church to renew her missionary commitment."
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John Paul II opens the encyclical with the words:
- Venerable Brothers, Beloved Sons and Daughters,
- Health and the Apostolic Blessing!
In the introduction John Paul II expresses what he perceives to be as the urgency of evangelism.
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