VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis ordained 10 men as priests on Sunday, reminding them that they should carry out their ministry with “constant joy and genuine love.”
“Therefore, carry out the ministry of Christ the Priest with constant joy and genuine love, attending not to your own concerns, but to those of Jesus Christ. You are pastors, not functionaries. Be mediators, not intermediaries,” the Holy Father told the newly ordained.
The Mass of ordination began at 9:30am in St. Peter’s Basilica, and the crowd was large enough that it spilled out into the square, where the crowd followed along on large screen TVs.
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