A Summary of Christifideles Laici

In October 1987, bishops from around the world gathered in Rome to discuss the role of the laity in the Church and in the world. From his reflections upon the discussions, Pope St John Paul II published Christifideles Laici on 30 December 1988. This document expresses a deeper understanding of the vocation of the laity and our importance in carrying out the mission given by Jesus Christ.

Pope St John Paul II was a modern prophet. More than 30 years later, his words are still as relevant as ever. With this booklet, we seek to unpack the treasures of Christifideles Laici and discover how we are called to contribute to building a vibrant, evangelising, and missionary Church here in Singapore and in the world.