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Pope Francis confers the ministry of catechist in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis confers lay ministries upon 10 people in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis conferred the lay ministries on the Sunday of the Word of God, a day that he declared in... Read more

Pope Francis conferred on Catholics the lay ministries of catechist and lector at a Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God on Jan. 23, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Word of God rekindles hope

Jan 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

During Mass for Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis formally conferred upon lay Catholics the ministries of lector... Read more


5 things to know about the new ministry of catechist

Dec 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Did you know that some instituted catechists can celebrate ‘minor exorcisms’? Read more

Archbishop Arthur Roche at a Vatican press conference on Feb. 10, 2015.

Vatican liturgy office issues guidelines for catechist ministry

Dec 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis created the instituted lay ministry of catechist in May. Read more

Pope Francis meets young people of the Scholas Community at Rome’s Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Nov. 25, 2021.

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for December is for catechists

Nov 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis instituted a new ministry of catechist in May. Read more

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Rino Fisichella in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis hopes new ministry of catechist will ‘awaken this vocation’

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope formally instituted the new lay ministry in May. Read more