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21 May 2015 | by Hannah Roberts in Rome

Trust indispensable laity to fulfil their vocations, says Francis Premium

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POPE FRANCIS has instructed Italian bishops to respect the strength of the laity and behave more like pastors rather than “pilots” ordering the faithful around, writes Hannah Roberts.At the start of the Italian bishops’ conference plenary meeting this week, the Pope said: “Laypeople with an authentic Christian formation should not need a bishop-guide or a ‘monsignor-pilot’ or clerical input to assume their own responsibilities at all levels, political to soci


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