Pope St. Paul VI

The Church…has been concerned,
not just with herself and
with her relationship of union with God, but with man –

man as he really is today:
living man,
man all wrapped up in himself,
man who makes himself
not only the centre of his every interest but dares to claim that he is
the principle and explanation
of all reality.

…man sacred
because of the innocence
of his childhood,
because of the mystery
of his poverty,
because of the dedication
of his suffering;

man as an individual and
man in society;
man who lives in the glories of the past and dreams of those of the future;

man the sinner and
man the saint

Pope paul vi