Recent Pope Francis address to Bishops

Some interesting points made here by Pope Francis​ in this article (an address to Bishops), for example in his reaffirmation of the importance of finding and expressing the joy that is at the heart of our faith so that we might help others to discover that same joy inside them... 

“At this moment of history when we often are surrounded by discouraging news, by local and international situations that make us experience affliction and tribulation — in this framework that truly is not comforting — our vocation as Christians and as bishops is to go against the tide.”

Bishops, and all Catholics with them, are called “to be joyful witnesses of the risen Christ in order to transmit joy and hope to others.”

“It is awful,” he said, to meet a bishop, priest or religious who is “beaten down, unmotivated or exhausted. He is like a dry well where the people cannot find water to quench their thirst.”




Pope Francis: Faithful don’t need bishops ordering them around
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/05/19/pope-francis-faithful-dont-need-bishops-ordering-them-around/
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