Dublin, Ireland, Aug 26, 2018 / 12:27 pm
During his last stop in Dublin Sunday, Pope Francis met with the bishops of Ireland, telling them to take encouragement for their daily ministry in the truth found in Christ.
"In your daily efforts to be fathers and shepherds to God's family in this country, may you always be sustained by the hope that trusts in the truth of Christ's words and the certainty of his promises," he said in the private encounter Aug. 26.
"In every time and place, that truth 'sets free' (Jn 8:32); it has a power all its own to convince minds and draw hearts to itself."
Encouraging them to continue their work as messengers of the Gospel, even in difficult times, he said his word to them "is one of encouragement for your efforts."