Pope Francis seeks ‘pastors not princes’ for appointment as bishops

Pope Francis does not want promotion-seeking bishops

Pope Francis does not want promotion-seeking bishops
According to the Vatican Information Service the Pontiff highlighted the search for new bishops.Pope Francis said the Nuncios should “be attentive that the priests proposed are pastors who are close to the people as well as gentle, patient, and merciful.”He said they should also love poverty which frees them to serve God, living a simple and austere life. He warned that the nominees for promotion should not have what he called “a prince’s psychology”, or be promotion-seekers. 

Concluding his job-description for the new bishops he’ll appoint, the Pope said that, above all, they must be capable of “keeping an eye on” the flock that will be entrusted to them and of caring for everything that keeps it united.

He said they must be able to foster hope and there must be “sun and light in their hearts” enabling them to “sustain with love and patience the plans that God has for his people.”

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Taken from: http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0621/458115-pope-bishops/

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