Pope’s quotes: Be pastors

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Be pastors close to people, pastors who are neighbors and servants. Let this closeness be expressed in a special way towards your priests. … Find ways to encourage their spiritual growth, lest they yield to the temptation to become notaries and bureaucrats, but instead reflect the motherhood of the Church, which gives birth to and raises her sons and daughters.”

-- Address to U.S. Bishops at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C., Sept. 24, 2015

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