Vatican City, May 10, 2020 / 02:30 am
Church leaders must put prayer before all other things, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Sunday.
Speaking in the chapel at Casa Santa Marta, his Vatican residence, the pope said May 10 that praying must be a bishop's first priority.
He said: "The bishop's prayer, the first task: to pray. And the people, seeing the bishop pray, learn to pray. Because the Holy Spirit teaches us that it is God who 'does things'."
"We do a little, but it is He who 'does the things' of the Church, and it is through prayer that the Church advances. And that is why the leaders of the Church, so to say, the bishops, must go ahead with prayer."