Pope Francis wants to go back to basics The Catholic online world is abuzz with Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”). Released on Tuesday, the pope’s exhortation looks at what it means to evangelize, to proclaim the Gospel, in today’s world.

This video from Catholic News Service captures key points, including a focus on the poor and vulnerable and the dangers of economic globalization and spiritual worldliness. In what has been a major theme for his pontificate, Pope Francis asks the Church to focus on the essentials: what is most beautiful, grand, appealing and necessary.

You can read the entire document or download the PDF at Vatican.va.

Jennifer Rey is the web editor of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.