A bishop's legacy should be encouragement to follow Christ, Pope says

Posted May 16, 2018 8:37 am by Editor

A bishop's legacy should be encouragement to follow Christ, Pope says

VATICAN – When a bishop leaves a diocese, he should give an honest assessment of what he has done and where he has fallen short, but mostly he should encourage people to follow the Lord, Pope Francis said.Celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae May 15, the same day he was to meet with the bishops of Chile to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal, Pope Francis focused his homily on the first reading, Acts 20:17-27, in which the apostle Paul takes his leave of Ephesus.”It’s a strong passage, a passage that goes straight to the heart,”

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