Today I released a statement to the press regarding the Holy Father’s recent interview in La Civiltà Cattolica and America magazine. I would like to share it with you.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2013CARDINAL DOLAN’S STATEMENT ON POPE FRANCIS INTERVIEW IN LA CIVILTÀ CATTOLICA AND AMERICA MAGAZINEIn his interview in La Civiltà Cattolica, and America magazine, our Holy Father confirms what has been apparent during these first six months of his papacy: that he is a man who profoundly believes in the mercy of a loving God, and who wants to bring that message of mercy to the entire world, including those who feel that they have been wounded by the Church. As a priest and bishop, I particularly welcome his reminder that the clergy are primarily to serve as shepherds, to be with our people, to walk with them, to be pastors, not bureaucrats! It is becoming more evident every day that we are blessed with a Pope who is a good shepherd after the heart of Christ.-30-