Battambang, Cambodia: Apostolic Prefect Enrique Figaredo Optimistic about Future

The Church in Cambodia is very small. The clergy used to be all missionaries and they focused on the lay people — catechists, and local leaders.

The missionaries’ message was fairly simple: We are here to help you but do not expect that we are going to come to resolve your problems. You have to educate your people, develop the community and also develop your liturgy.

So, beautiful things developed. We have had a lot of inculturation in liturgy. People use Cambodian ways to sit down, to respect God. We have a localized liturgy and it’s very beautiful.

Source: UCANews

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