Pope Francis Celebrates 50 Years of Priesthood

Pope Francis

Half a century ago today, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was ordained a priest. Throughout his 50 years of priesthood, Pope Francis has embraced the less fortunate with divine mercy. He sees the role of the priest, and his role as the Holy Father, as that of a shepherd. During an address to priests in the Spring of 2014, the Pope said: "In the image of the Good Shepherd, the priest is a man of mercy and compassion, close to his people and a servant to all... Whoever is wounded in life, in whatever way, can find in him attention and a sympathetic ear....Wounds need to be treated... We priests must be there, close to these people. Mercy first means treating the wounds".

Join us in praying for Pope Francis on his Golden Jubilee, and watch this video from Vatican News to learn more about the Pope's 50 years of priesthood.

December 13, 2019 - 11:43am
Categories: 

Latest Posts

USCCB's Roe v. Wade Anniversary Statement Asks Faithful to Serve Moms in Need

January 22 marked the National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, remembering the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade ...Read more

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Religious Liberty Case

On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue . The...Read more

Chief Justice Delivers State of the Judiciary Address

Citing that history is the tie that binds, Chief Justice George Draper III began his State of the Judiciary address Wednesday with a...Read more

Subscribe to Blog
  •  
  • 1 of 121