Pope to German Rectors: Witness to the Merciful Call of God
Pope Francis on March 8, 2018, encouraged the rectors of German-speaking seminaries to “be witnesses of the merciful call from God to us.”
His remarks came in the Apostolic Palace Consistory Hall of the Vatican, where he had an audience with the rector’s conference.
“As human persons and as priests we trust in the heritage of our experiences,” the Holy Father said. “At the same time, however, we must recognize that are springing up new and different cultural forms that do not fit in the models known to us. We must strip ourselves of some habits we are attached to, and work