Vatican City, Jul 20, 2020 / 03:10 am
The Vatican's Congregation for Clergy published instructions Monday on reforming parishes and restructuring dioceses to better serve their "singular mission of evangelization."
The 24-page document is called "The pastoral conversion of the parish community in the service of the evangelizing mission of the Church" and seeks to "foster a greater co-responsibility and collaboration among all the baptised," according to Mgr. Andrea Ripa, the under-secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy.
The under-secretary described the instructional document as an "instrument with which to support and accompany the various projects of parish reform and diocesan restructuring."
"One could say that the essence of the present Instruction is to recall that in the Church 'there is a place for all and all can find their place,' with respect to each one's vocation," Ripa said in an introduction to the document July 20.