On 50th anniversary of Apostolicam Actuositatem, considers call “to animate every environment, every activity, every human relation according to the spirit of the Gospel, bringing light, hope, and the charity received from Christ to those places that otherwise would remain foreign to God’s action and abandoned to the misery of the human condition”
"The involvement of the laity is also indispensable for the evangelizing mission."
Encourages Laity to Play "An Active Part in the Mission of the Church"
"Preserve and develop this fraternal communion and the exchange of gifts, geared to the human and Christian growth of all, together with creativity, optimism, joy and the courage to go when it is right against the current."
In his address, the Pope also highlighted the need to fight against social exclusion
At Beatification Mass, Asks Faithful to Put Christ First
It was one of the most anticipated events of the Pope's trip to South Korea
Reminds South Korean Laypeople How Their Contributions Are Essential
High Ranking Lay Woman in Vatican Tells ZENIT How Popes Contributed to Advancing Women's Role in the Church
Stresses "Vital Link" Between Laity and Pastoral Ministry
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university.