ROME — After a weeklong spiritual retreat outside of Rome, Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the priest who led the reflections, saying that although it’s not easy to preach to priests, seeds have been planted.
“On behalf of all of us, I, too, would like to thank the father for his work among us during the spiritual exercises,” Francis said after his return to Rome on Feb. 27.
“It’s not easy to give exercises to priests, right? We’re a bit complicated, all of us, but you succeeded in sowing seeds,” he said, and he prayed that these seeds would continue to grow.
“May the Lord make these seeds that you have given us grow, and I also hope that myself and all the others can leave here...READ MORE