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Serve truth, not egos, Cardinal Bertone urges Vatican tribunal officials

January 14, 2013

At a Mass opening the 84th judicial year for the tribunal of the Vatican city-state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone prayed that “each of us might carry out our service in the administration of justice toward our unique community…with humility and in truth.”

At the Eucharistic liturgy, celebrated January 12 in the palace of the Vatican governorate, Cardinal Bertone conveyed the thanks of Pope Benedict XVI to the officials of the tribunal, led by their president, Giuseppe Dalla Torre.

Commenting on the day’s Gospel, which portrayed St. John the Baptist, the cardinal recommended that the officials of the Vatican’s secular justice system should be mindful of prophet’s message, which was “a summons to believers so that they may set aside attention-seeking, their wanting to be seen, thus reducing their own ego so that the love for Jesus might grow in each of us and in others.”


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