Pope tells Bangladesh bishops to make laity a priority, especially youth

Posted December 1, 2017 10:11 pm by Editor

Pope tells Bangladesh bishops to make laity a priority, especially youth

DHAKA, Bangladesh – On Friday Pope Francis met with the bishops of Bangladesh, urging them to be close to the laity, especially young people and families, and to encourage them to serve the Church according to their particular gifts.“I would ask you to show ever greater pastoral closeness to the lay faithful,” the Pope said Dec. 1. “Recognize and value the charisms of lay men and women, and encourage them to put their gifts at the service of the Church and of society as a whole.”According to prepared remarks, he also noted how the months leading up to the next

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