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Pope Benedict XVI meets members of the Emmanuel Community

On 3 February 2011, the Holy Father received members of International Council and bishops coming from the Emmanuel Community in audience at the Vatican. During the audience, the Moderator of the Community, Laurent Landete, made a speech. The Holy Father encouraged the Community to be true to its charisms of adoration, compassion and give essential space to the encounter with Christ, Emmanuel; to be authentically Eucharistic and missionary; to proclaim the Gospel among families, to youth and in intellectual circles; to be attentive to people returning to the Church who may not have had a thorough catechesis; to take care to foster fraternal unity; and to be concerned about working with the local Church. For the full text,

Emmanuel Community

The Emmanuel Community was born in Paris in 1972, at the heart of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church, following the Second Vatican Council. Today, with more than 9,000 members, the Community is present in 57 countries. All states of life are represented: families, single people, priests (220), seminarians (115), consecrated lay people living in celibacy for the kingdom (180 brothers and sisters). Together, in the complementarity of their states of life, they strive to respond to the call of God: to serve and to proclaim Christ in the contemporary world.

Adoration, compassion, evangelisation

The founding charism of the Emmanuel Community derives from the deep communion between the common priesthood (of the baptised) and the ministerial priesthood (the priests) in the same spiritual life marked by eucharistic adoration, adoration of God "Emmanuel", that is "God-with-us", adoration from which flows compassion, itself a source of the desire to evangelise, to announce to the whole world the Good News of Salvation. 

The Moderator of the Emmanuel Community is Laurent Landete. The community is governed by the International Council. On 20 June 2009, the Emmanuel Community was erected as an International Public Association of the Faithful by a decision of the Pontifical Council of the Laity.

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