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“It is fitting that those called to the instituted ministry of Catechist be men and women of deep faith and human maturity"
A catechist is a Catholic who instructs others in Christian doctrine and the Gospel
The pope established the new ministry through the apostolic letter Antiquum ministerium (“Ancient ministry”) on May 11
He was the first missionary to Zang Yaw, the remotest place in Putao parish under the Diocese of Myitkyina, in Myanmar
Pope Francis stressed the need to recognize "lay men and women who feel called ... to cooperate in the work of catechesis"
Catechists are encourage to utilize the digital platform and be with their students who are mostly confined to online education