Vatican City, Jun 18, 2016 / 05:04 am
The Church should always value the transformative power of faith-filled laity who are willing to serve the Gospel, Pope Francis said Friday.
"We need well-formed lay people, animated by a sincere and clear faith, whose life has been touched by the personal and merciful love of Christ Jesus," the Pope told a plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Laity June 17.
"We need lay people who take risks, who get their hands dirty, who are not afraid of making mistakes, who go forward. We need lay people with a vision of the future, not confined to the little things of life."
He added that the Church needs lay people who "dare to dream."