VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urged those becoming priests to follow Christ’s example of mercy in the sacrament of confession.
“Never grow tired of being merciful. Please. You have the capacity to forgive, as did the Lord, who did not come to condemn, but to forgive! Have mercy, a lot.” he said to the 13 men being ordained to the priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica on May 11.
“If you come to have concerns about being too much of a ‘forgiver,’ think of that saintly priest ... who went before the tabernacle and said, ‘Lord, forgive me if I have forgiven too much. But you have given me the worst example.’”
In his capacity as Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis ordained 13 men to the priesthood, 11...READ MORE