Bishops have weaknesses. Pray for them: urges Pope Francis

Bishops have weaknesses. Pray for them: urges Pope Francis

BishopsPope Francis, the bishop of Rome, urged the faithful to pray for the bishops. “Pray for us bishops, because we too are sinners; we too have weaknesses” he said.

The Pope then reminded the faithful that even bishops have the ‘danger of Judas’ because he too had been elected as a column. “We also run the risk of not praying, of doing something else instead of proclaiming the Gospel and casting out demons… Pray, so that the bishops are what Jesus desired, so that we all give witness to Jesus’ Resurrection” the Pope urged.

“Pray for the bishop with your heart!” the Holy Father exhorted. “Ask the Lord: Lord, take care of my bishop; take care of all the bishops, and send us bishops who are true witnesses – bishops who pray and bishops who help us through their preaching to understand the Gospel, so that we may trust that you, Lord, are alive and that you’re with us” the Pope added.