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Pope gives encouragement, direction for priests of Rome

March 10, 2011

Humility, fidelity, and constant prayer are necessary ingredients in the lives of Catholic priests, Pope Benedict XVI said at a March 10 meeting with the pastors of the Rome diocese.

Following a Vatican tradition, the Pope met with the pastors of the diocese at the beginning of Lent. The meeting, in the Hall of Blessings of the apostolic palace, took the form of lectio divina, with the Holy Father commenting on a passage from the Acts of the Apostles, in which St. Paul speaks to the priests of Ephesus. The message of that passage, the Pope said, is valid for priests of any place and time.


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