The Joy of The Gospel
Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel) on 23rd November 2013.
The text, on the Vatican website, is:
An unofficial recording by some of the members of the Vigil Group, Edinburgh, Scotland has been made to help to make known the Holy Father's apostolic exhortation. This grew from our friendship with someone with little eyesight, for whom this document is inaccessible. It may also be of help to those who prefer to listen to the document being read, perhaps while they are doing other things, such as housework or while driving. We have used five voices to read the document, each taking roughly 3 pages in turn.
Eventually we hope it will be available in a number of formats, but to begin with we are adding links to individual chapters - there are 5 chapters in all. Here are the links:-
Introduction and Chapter One
Chapter Five and Conclusion
(when you click on a link, you should be presented with a page offering a download. Click on this and wait for the download to complete - it takes a minute or two. The chapter should then play. Any problems, please get in touch via our comments box, available below)