“Never tire of being merciful"

“Please, never tire of being merciful. Think about your sins, about your miseries that Jesus forgives. Be merciful. With holy oil you will bring relief to the sick. By celebrating the sacred rites and offering a prayer of praise and entreaty throughout the day, you will be the voice of God's People and of all humanity”. These were the words of Pope Francis at the Mass celebrated on 22 April 2018 in the Vatican Basilica, during which he ordained 16 men to the priesthood.

“Remember that you have been chosen from among men and appointed to act in their favour by attending to the things of God, to carry out the works of Christ with gladness and genuine charity only to please God and not yourselves or others or for ulterior motives. Only in the service of God, for the good of the faithful holy People of God”, the Pope said.