Vatican City, 30 November, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis is asking Catholics to pray in December that catechists will witness to the Gospel with courage and creativity.
The pope made the appeal in his December prayer intention, shared with an accompanying video on Nov. 30.
Let us #PrayTogether for catechists, called to announce the Word of God: that they may be courageous and creative witnesses through the power of the Holy Spirit. #PrayerIntention pic.twitter.com/2lnD0KwNMk— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) November 30, 2021
“Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit,” reads the prayer intention, promoted by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
A catechist is a Catholic who instructs others in Christian doctrine and the Gospel. Earlier this year, Pope Francis instituted a new ministry of catechist for lay people who have a particular call to serve the Catholic Church as a teacher of the faith.