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Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and Archbishop Rino Fisichella present the apostolic letter 'Antiquum ministerium' at the Vatican, May 11, 2021.

What is the new ministry of catechist? A CNA explainer

Pope Francis has instituted a new lay ministry of catechist. Here’s what that means. Read more

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Pope Francis institutes new ministry of catechist

The pope instituted the new lay ministry in the apostolic letter Antiquum ministerium. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis to issue apostolic letter on ministry of catechist

The apostolic letter, Antiquum ministerium, will be presented at a press conference on May 11. Read more