Vatican City, May 23, 2019 / 10:05 am
Pope Francis Thursday condemned an exaggerated focus on plans and agendas which do not leave room for the spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit.
He cautioned against "those particular churches, those who do so much in the organization, plans, to have everything clear, all distributed."
"It makes me suffer," he said May 23, at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis.
In his homily, Francis warned against "the temptation of efficiency," which he said causes people to think everything in the Church is going well as long as it is under control, "without shocks," and "agenda always in order."