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He made his comments when veering off a prepared text and speaking today to the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
From Vatican Media:
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Addressing participants in the first plenary assembly of the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life on Saturday, Pope Francis urged them to cultivate two basic attitudes: feeling with the heart of Mother Church and having a brotherly gaze.
Setting aside his prepared text, Pope Francis warned against the danger of what he termed as “clericalizing the laity”. Sometimes, he said, permanent deacons, who are to be the custodians of service in dioceses, soon find themselves “looking at the altar” and end up as “wannabe priests”. Work with the laity but don’t clericalize them, the Pope said. “Move the deacons...
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