Will Pope Francis permit lay preachers?

What if the pontiff established a robust vision for the office of preacher — to be commissioned at the diocesan level — not unlike his robust vision for the formation, commissioning, and regulation of catechists? Laypeople already “preach” at conferences, devotional gatherings, parish missions, and evangelical initiatives, so at Mass is not out of the question — especially for this pope.
 

 

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