Ordaining four new bishops, Pope Francis reminded them that a bishop is first and foremost an apostle, not an administrator who doles out dull discourses.
“Proclaim the true word, not boring speeches that no one understands. Proclaim the word of God,” the pope said in his homily Oct. 4 at the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Remember that according to Peter, in the Acts (of the Apostles), the two principal tasks of the bishop are prayer and proclaiming the word. Then the other administrative (tasks), but these two are the backbone,” he said.