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Benedict XVI. on the Shepherd's Responsibilities of the Successors of the Apostles -- by Armin Schwibach/ Rome


Rome[kath.net/as] The Bishop is not a pure manager, he is not a bureaucrat or a simple moderator and organizer of the life of the diocese. Much more, he must be a "father, brother and friend" and be on the "Christian and human path", who knows he has to create, "an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, sympathy, but also uprightness and justice".

With these words Pope Benedict XVI. addressed a second group of newly ordained Bishops this morning, who participated in a course organized by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2010...r-nor.html
Sounds like a bureaucrat to me!  Keep trying Papa!
What happened to "shepherd"?  ???
(09-13-2010, 11:59 PM)Sinner Wrote: [ -> ]What happened to "shepherd"?   ???

This is a quite close definitiopn of the shepherd fro the point of view of the sheep

he has to create, "an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, sympathy, but also uprightness and justice".