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Pontiff encourages lay Catholic activism

Catholic World News - August 23, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI encouraged lay people to take an active role in public life “in the light of the Church’s social magisterium,” in a message to an international conference of Catholic Action held in Romania this week.

The Pope’s message urged the laity to accept “active co-responsibility” for the work of the Church, making the secular world “a laboratory of the globalization of solidarity and charity.”

The Holy Father cautioned that lay activism should keep in mind “the apostolic aim of the Church in its entirety,” and take place in “close union with the Successor of Peter.”

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