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Pope Francis ordains 13 men to the priesthood

Catholic World News - May 12, 2014

Pope Francis ordained 13 deacons to the priesthood at St. Peter’s Basilica on May 11. Eleven of the men were ordained for the Diocese of Rome; the other two will minister in Pakistan and Vietnam.

Priests “are configured to Christ the high and eternal priest, are consecrated as true priests of the New Testament,” he said, and will become “preachers of the Gospel, and shepherds of the People of God, and will preside over the liturgical actions, especially in the celebration of the Sacrifice of the Lord.”

Reflecting on the various duties of the priesthood, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of fidelity to the doctrine of the Lord and the importance of being a merciful confessor: it is a cause of great sorrow, he said, that people do not go to confession because they have received “a beating, a scolding” there.

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