To Priests: Work With and For Families
In an address to priests of the Diocese of Cassano all’Jonio, Pope Francis spoke of the joys of the priesthood and the beauty of the fraternity among priests who are called to live in communion as they follow the call of the Lord. Following these reflections, Pope Francis encouraged the priests in their ministry to families, stating:
“I mention only one last thing: I encourage you in your work with families and for the family. It is a work that the Lord asks us to do in a particular way at this time, which is a difficult time, both for the family as institution and for families because of the crisis. But precisely when the time is difficult, God makes His closeness felt, His grace, the prophetic force of His Word. And we are called to be witnesses, mediators of this closeness to families and of this prophetic force for the family.”
We thank all priests for responding to the call of the Lord and their service to families. May families also seek to pray for and serve their priests!