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Evangelizing in Unique Ways

November 27, 2006

I don’t know how long it has been doing so, but I noticed today that Zenit is now offering its news stories in Arabic. For the time being, Arabic translations are available only by email, but this is an interesting and remarkable venture nevertheless. The simple act of translating Catholic news into Arabic can surely be an avenue of evangelization as it communicates ideas and trends that are in many respects alien to those cultures and societies where the Arabic language dominates. Eliminating a communication barrier is an essential step in all discourse. Communications of concepts across otherwise insulated cultures is a very difficult task, indeed, but not impossible. The Jesuits of the 17th and 18th centuries taught us that.

Update: I guess we broke the story before Zenit did. Here’s their write-up.


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