Ad gentes : Joseph Ratzinger and Fulton Sheen

2012-07-11 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Veronica Scarisbrick speaks to the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, a position held by the Venerable Fulton Sheen for 16 years.
He's Father Andrew Small, who belongs to the Congregation of the Order of Mary Immaculate .

Father Small shines the spotlight on the figure of the Venerable Fulton Sheen, famous for having commanded a TV audience of 30 million in the 1950's, and, among other things in his capacity as a theologian who took part in the Second Vatican Council - an occasion during which he met and worked with Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, as well as the future Blessed John Paul II.

The story takes us to mission country but also, unusually, to the lakeside town of Nemi where Pope Benedict XVI went on Monday July 9th to call at the Divine Word Missionarie's 'Ad Gentes' centre.

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