Pope Francis to the Superiors General: your power is service

The centrality of Christ and his Gospel, authority as a service of love, “feeling” within and part of Mother Church: these were Pope Francis’ three guidelines to 800 superiors general gathered in the Assembly of the International Union of Superiors General. Proclamation of and witness to the Gospel, for every Christian, is never an isolated act or group, noted the Pope. He added that it is an absurd to think of living with Jesus but without the Church, to follow Jesus outside of the Church, to love Jesus without loving His Church. Pope Francis invited the superiors to be aware of their responsibilities in taking care of forming their institutes in the sound doctrine of the Church, in love for the Chu …

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