Vatican, 08 March, 2023 / 4:13 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis said Wednesday that there is no option to be “passive subjects” when it comes to evangelization because every baptized Catholic has a mission to actively proclaim the Gospel.
“There are not those who preach, those who proclaim the Gospel in one way or another, and those who keep silent. No. Every baptized person … whatever his position in the Church or level of education in the faith, is an active subject of evangelization,” he said on March 8.
“Are you Christian? ‘Yes, I received baptism …’ And do you evangelize?” the pope asked.
Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on March 8, 2023. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA
“By virtue of the baptism received and the consequent incorporation into the Church, every baptized person participates in the mission of the Church and, in it, in the mission of Christ the king, priest, and prophet,” he said.