A quote from Pope Francis:
"The world and the Church need you to be beacons of light for the journey of the men and women of our time. This should be your prophetic witness. You have chosen not to flee the world out of fear, as some might think, but to remain in the world, while not being of the world. Although you live apart from the world, through the signs of your belonging to Christ, you tirelessly intercede for mankind, presenting to the Lord its fears and hopes, its joys and sufferings."
-- Apostolic Constitution, Vultum Dei quaerere, "Seeking the face of God," July 22, 2016
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