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Siate pastori, non burocrati

By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 16, 2003

"Be shepherds, not bureaucrats." That's the Italian press summarizing the Pope's apostolic exhortation Pastores gregis, read today by the Pope (with the help of Archbishop Sandri) to mark the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops.

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Oct. 16, 2003 10:06 AM ET USA

    A sheepish shepherd should have his staff and cloak removed if it is not handed in voluntarily. The keys to the timeshare condo on the remote island, and the pastiche office couch are expected to be turned in as well. Some appear to be called to be the millstones around the necks of the apostate.

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