08 October 2012

Lay people co-responsible for the being and activity of the Church - Pope Benedict XVI

"Co-responsibility requires a change in mentality, particularly with regard to the role of the laity in the Church, who should be considered not as “collaborators” with the clergy, but as persons truly “co-responsible” for the being and activity of the Church... always in cordial communion with the bishops."  Pope Benedict XVI, 24 August 2012, message to the Assembly of the International Catholic Action Forum.

L'Osservatore Romano article here.
Full text of papal message here.

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