POPE FRANCIS: WHAT KIND OF BISHOPS DO WE NEED?

He stressed the importance of self-sacrifice in a bishop’s ministry, which he described as a kind of martyrdom.

“The courage to die, the generosity to offer one’s own life and exhaust one’s self for the flock are inscribed in the episcopate’s DNA,” he said. “The episcopate is not for itself but for the Church, for the flock, for others, above all for those whom the world considers only worth throwing away.” READ MORE

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