This Thursday, Pope Francis asked Hispanic priests in the United States “not to leave the suffering abandoned” and to dedicate themselves to the faithful without a schedule, not to be “office workers of sacred.”
The pope received today in the Vatican a group of participants in the annual Convention of Hispanic Priests who work in the United States and asked them to maintain the desire to act against injustice.
And also “in front of the problems of immigrants, the closure of some civil and religious authorities, the challenges of interculturality and the complexity of the announcement,” he explained.
Francis asked them to “not leave those who suffer forsaken, do not leave the Lord of the Tabernacle.”
He also invited them not to reject the faithful because “the schedule is from that time to that time.”
“Please, people first, schedule second. Do not become clerks of the sacred. What is the danger of this culture. Review his dedication to people, his openness of heart,” he added.
“This is the key: medicines for the people,” said the pope.
And he also exhorts them to “not have dirty nails, but clean nails, because the nails are defiled when the priest begins to climb,” when he speaks of “the climbers in this position, for this parish, for this canonry, for this other. thing.” ”, warned that in that case “they will become poor priests, who have lost hope in their lives.”
Another advice of religious people is “not to look for blame” when the situation is not good. “It didn’t work because of one and the other. First, what did I do? Look inside yourself to see… the guilt; that is pastoral humility,” he said.
And he hopes that “I hope they grow more crops and I hope they don’t take sleeping pills because they are very tired at night.”