Vatican City, Sep 16, 2016 / 12:10 pm
Like the Good Samaritan in the parable, you have been called to show the mercy of God to the men and women God has placed in your path, Pope Francis said to a group of new bishops on Friday.
"Be bishops with a heart wounded by such a mercy and so tireless in the humble task of accompanying the man who 'by chance' God has put in your way," the Pope encouraged.
The Roman Pontiff's Sept. 16 audience was with the participants in an annual training course for bishops held in Rome organized by the Congregation of Bishops and the Congregation of Eastern Churches.
"Men have need of mercy," the Pope said. The Good Samaritan is "interested in (the man's) recovery and his future … mercy, which had broken his heart, needs to pour and pour."