KINSHASA, 02 FEB – The Pope is asking the priests of the Congo not to give in to “worldliness”, to respect celibacy and not to practice “those vices that we would like to eradicate in others and in society”. “There is a great risk”, he warned, that “of taking advantage of the role we have to satisfy our needs and our comforts”. “So, instead of serving the Gospel, we worry about managing finances and carrying out some business that is advantageous for us”. For the Pontiff, “it is scandalous when this happens in the life of a priest or a religious” and he also invited “living celibacy as a sign of complete availability to the Kingdom of God”. (HANDLE).
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