Aparecida 493: Tourism

493. New missionary and pastoral fields are emerging in contemporary culture. One of them is certainly ministry for tourism(Cf. Orientaciones para la Pastoral del Turismo¸ L’Osservatore Romano (Ed. Italiana, Suppl. n. 157, July 12, 2001) and entertainment, in which there is a vast field for development in clubs, sports, movie theaters, malls, and other options that daily draw attention and call for being evangelized

The culture of sport, certainly there’s much room there. That’s largely a worldwide phenomenon. As for the tourism option, I’ve seen airports mentioned as a location as well, like this example. How they would be staffed: that’s another question. Evangelical ministry does require a personal presence for the seeker. At least effective ministry seems to do so.

Remember to check the English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference if you wish a deeper look at this document.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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