Those in authority can't live 'double life', must lead by example, Pope says

Posted November 6, 2017 7:01 pm by Editor

Those in authority can't live 'double life', must lead by example, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – On Sunday Pope Francis offered some punchy advice to both average faithful and people in positions of authority, saying true power is expressed through service and a good example, which Christians must always show to others in humility.Speaking during his Nov. 5 Angelus address, Pope Francis told pilgrims that “a frequent defect in those who have authority, whether it is civil or ecclesiastical authority, is to demand from others things, even justly, but which they do not put into practice firsthand. They lead a double life.”He noted how in day’s Gospel reading from Matthew, Jesus, whose death

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