Cardinals Burke, Chaput: Are You Listening?

The Pope has issued a strong warning against those tempted by personal charisma to be authoritarian leaders in the Church, describing such leaders as “servants of the devil”.

Addressing 30,000 Catholic faithful at a Catholic charismatic renewal conference at St Peter’s, Rome, Pope Francis said he preferred to use the term “servant” than “leader”.

He warned against the temptation for leaders to believe themselves essential to all tasks and described such leaders as “peacocks”.

He warned: “The devil takes them to want to be the ones who command, those that are at the heart and so, step by step, slide into authoritarianism, personalism and leave no living communities renewed in the Spirit.”

via | Christian News on Christian Today.

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