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Cardinal to Asian laity: Don’t compromise with secularism

September 07, 2010

As the first Congress of Asian Catholic Laity concluded in Seoul on September 5, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity urged participants not to compromise with secularism.

“Following the Master involves radical choices,” said Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, who called upon Asian Catholics to avoid “a mediocrity willing to compromise with the secular culture that now dominates the scene here in Asia too.”

“This means going against the trend and being a ‘sign of contradiction’ there where the Lord calls us to be,” he added.

Father Bernardo Cervellera, editor of AsiaNews, told Vatican Radio on September 6 that the conference emphasized that laity have their own specific mission to follow Christ in the world.


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