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Pope visits Rome parish; focus on lay evangelization

Catholic World News - March 08, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI visited the parish of St. John of the Cross, in northern Rome, to celebrate Mass on Sunday, March 7. In his homily the Holy Father said that Lent is an ideal time for the faithful to practice living "in a permanent state of conversion." In that way, he said, Christians can recognize God's presence in their lives, and bring that presence to the attention of their neighbors.

Noting that the parish had "opened itself to the new movements and ecclesial communities," Pope Benedict encouraged the parishioners to continue doing so. Without in any way denying the importance of parish life or the unique role of the priesthood, he said, the Church can see lay people "not merely as collaborators of the clergy but recognizing them as co-responsible in the life and activity of the Church."

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