"Let us try to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent. The ones who quit sometimes do it for reasons, that if properly understood and assessed, can lead to a return. But that takes audacity and courage."
— Pope Francis, in "A Big Heart Open to God," America magazine, 9/30/13
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