Vatican City, Aug 4, 2019 / 03:28 am MT (CNA) .- Pope Francis published a letter to encourage all priests to remain steadfast and prayerful during this time of purification after revelations of abuse by some priests, so that there may be a renewal of holiness in the priesthood sunday.
That we remain faithful to GodвЂ™s will, these present times of ecclesial purification will make us more joyful and humble, and prove, in the not distant future, very fruitful,вЂќ the pope wrote in a letter published Aug. 4вЂњ I am convinced that, to the extent.
Motivating priests to reread the chapter that is 16th of, he said, вЂњlet us maybe not develop frustrated! The father is purifying their Bride and transforming most of us to himself. He could be permitting us be placed to your test to make us understand that without him our company is merely dirt. He could be rescuing us from hypocrisy, through the spirituality of appearances.вЂќ
вЂњIt may be the reputation for the Church, and every of us can state it really is our history too,вЂќ he proceeded. вЂњIn the finish, during your feeling of pity, you may continue steadily to behave as a shepherd. Our repentance that is humble in silent rips before these atrocious sins and also the unfathomable grandeur of GodвЂ™s forgiveness, may be the start of a renewal of your holiness.вЂќ
Pope Francis published the page from the 160th anniversary regarding the loss of the Cure of Ars St. John Vianney, who’s the patron saint of parish priests.
He said the page is actually for all priests, both diocesan and religious, and then he delivered it вЂњto thank you into the title for the holy and faithful folks of Jesus for many on the day of our ordination that you do for them, and to encourage you never to forget the words that the Lord spoke with great love to us.