Vatican City, Sep 16, 2013 / 10:48 am
Catholics should not be indifferent to politics, Pope Francis said, but should offer their suggestions, as well as prayers that their leaders may serve the common good in humility and love.
In his Sept. 16 daily homily at Santa Marta, the Pope rejected the idea that "a good Catholic doesn't meddle in politics."
"That's not true. That is not a good path," he said, according to Vatican Radio. "A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern."
"None of us can say, 'I have nothing to do with this, they govern,'" Pope Francis told those present for the Mass. Rather, citizens are responsible for participating in politics according to their ability, and in this way are responsible for their leadership.