Pope Francis established the ministry of catechist as an instituted, vocational service within the Catholic Church last May.
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Pope Francis’ recent changes in canon law to the lay ministries of acolyte, lector and catechist are aimed at empowering a missionary Church at the parish level.
COMMENTARY: The move makes three key points: Vatican II’s teaching on mission; the missionary identity of all disciples; and the secular vocation of the laity.
Pope Francis said the ministry is "urgently needed today" due to the necessity for "evangelization in the contemporary world and the rise of a globalized culture.”