“The Church doesn’t want to ‘clericalize’ the laity,” affirms Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life. On July 14, 2018, Vatican News reported an interview of the Cardinal with “Intercom” magazine of the Episcopal Conference of Ireland.
There he stresses that historically, laymen had “a second-rate role” in the Church; today the Dicastery seeks to highlight them. The Pope “said openly to me that he wants a Dicastery in the Vatican like other Congregations,” where laymen are protagonists, he confides.
“The Church doesn’t want to ‘clericalize’ the laity,” he specifies. In fact, the Pope “realizes that

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