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Pope Benedict urges prayer for vocations

Catholic World News - May 16, 2011

Pope Benedict reflected on Christ as the Good Shepherd during his May 15 Regina Caeli address and urged Christians to pray for bishops, priests, and vocations to the priesthood.

“The attitude of the flock to the Good Shepherd, Christ, is presented by the Evangelist with two specific verbs: to listen and follow,” Pope Benedict said as he commented upon the Gospel reading at Mass (Jn. 10:1-10). “These terms designate the fundamental characteristics of those who live to follow the Lord.”

After asking prayers for bishops--“including the Bishop of Rome!”--priests, and seminarians, the Pontiff recalled that the Fourth Sunday of Easter is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. called upon the faithful to pray for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. “Men are always in need of God, even in our technological world, and we will always need pastors who proclaim His Word and help us encounter the Lord in the sacraments.”

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