In the above Rome Reports video Pope Francis looks to the future and discusses what kind of priest the world will need in order to rebuild society after the pandemic.
“Above all, we need to look outwardly with tenderness just as God the Father looks at the problems that afflict society — violence, social and economic inequality, polarization, corruption, and a lack of hope, especially among young people,” he says in the video during his address to Mexican priests and seminarians.
“We pastors are called to help rebuild respectful and constructive relationships between people, groups, and cultures within society,” he says. “We do this by asking all to ‘let themselves be reconciled with God’ and by committing ourselves to restoring justice.”
The video also features an interview with Archbishop Jorge Patron Wong from Mexico who is responsible for organizing priestly formation for Catholic seminaries globally.