„The Church does not dispense the sacrament of baptism in order to acquire for herself an increase in membership but in order to consecrate a human being to God and to communicate to that person the divine gift of birth from God.“

Zdroj: Unless You Become Like This Child

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Hans Urs Von Balthasar4
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