Lay Members of Christs Faithful People Christifidelis Laici
Christifidelis Laici. On the Vocation and the Mission of the Lay Faithful and in the World is a Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of John Paul II (issued following the Synod of Bishops held in Rome in October 1987). This document details the theological aspects of the role of the laity in the Church as well as their formation and mission. The document aims to indicate the road to lay participation in society that is the gift and responsibility of the faithful. It includes all aspects of the Synod: Lineamenta, the Instrumentum Laboris, the introduction, individual presentations, summary of reports, the final "Propositions" and concluding "Message."