Pope Tells New Bishops to be Close to God and People
Pope Francis on September 12, 2019, told a crowd of recently ordained bishops to be close to God and to the people.
His remarks came in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Vatican Palace, where he received the bishops ordained in the last year, participants in the Course of Formation organized by the Congregation for Bishops and the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
“Closeness to God is the source of the Bishop’s ministry,” the Pope reminded those present. “God loves us, and He made Himself closer than we can imagine; He took our flesh to save us. This proclamation is the heart