Pope Francis - The Bishop is not an honorary role. It is a service!

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This maternity of the Church is expressed in particular in the person of the Bishop and in his ministry. In fact, as Jesus chose the Apostles and sent them to proclaim the Gospel and to feed His flock, so the Bishops, their successors, are placed at the head of the Christian communities, as guarantors of their faith and as a living sign of the Lord’s presence in our midst.

Amen… If there is a crisis in the Church, it is foremost a crisis of Bishops… Our Bishops need to be leaders by example first… Then their words will be credible

It’s good to be reminded of this. After all, Apostolic Succession is central to the faith.

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