Pope's quotes: Clericalism

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A quote from Pope Francis:

“Clericalism leads to a homogenization of the laity; treating it as an 'emissary' limits the various initiatives and efforts and, I dare say, the boldness necessary to be able to bring the Good News of the Gospel to all areas of social and above all political activity. Clericalism, far from inspiring various contributions and proposals, gradually extinguishes the prophetic flame of which the entire Church is called to bear witness in the heart of her peoples."

-- Address to participants in the Pontifical Commission for Latin America plenary assembly, April 26, 2016

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