My favorite quotes from Pope Francis:
“The people of God want pastors, not clergy acting like bureaucrats or government officials. The bishops, particularly, must be able to support the movements of God among their people with patience, so that no one is left behind. But they must also be able to accompany the flock that has a flair for finding new paths.”
From “A Big Heart Open to God,” America magazine Sept. 19, 2013.
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