1. ‘Laity’ in the biblical context. 2. Development of the figure of laity in the history of the Church. 3. Understanding of the laity in the Second Vatican Council. 4. Identity of the laity in the contemporary Church. 5. Mission of the laity in the Church and society. 6. Partnership between the clergy and the laity. 7. The ministry of women. 8. The call to an authentic and adult Christian life.
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