Pope writes preface for book on the diaconate
November 21, 2017
CWN Editor's Note: In his preface, Pope Francis called upon permanent deacons to look to St. Francis of Assisi as their example in their service to the poor. In a 2016 address, the Pope seemed less than enthusiastic about the permanent diaconate, characterizing it (at least in certain cases) as a clericalization of the laity.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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