Friday, October 9, 2020

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for October "We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church." FULL TEXT + Video



Pope intention for October: "We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church."
Pope Francis released a video message with his prayer intention for the Missionary moth of October, where he calls for the promotion of greater integration of the lay faithful, especially women, in areas of responsibility in the Church.
In his prayer intention for October 2020, Pope Francis asks everyone to pray that women be given greater leadership roles in the Church.
This month, the video was made in partnership with the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. 
Full text of the Holy Father's Prayer Intention:
No one has been baptized a priest or a bishop. We have all been baptized as lay people.
Lay people are protagonists of the Church.
Today, it is especially necessary to create broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church.
And we must emphasize the feminine lay presence because women tend to be left aside.
We must promote the integration of women, especially where important decisions are made.
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church, without falling into forms of clericalism that diminish the lay charism. 

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