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Bishops must be servants, cardinal says

03 July 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

CARDINAL VINCENT Nichols told bishops to reject power during a ceremony to ordain the new Bishop of Brentwood, Alan Williams, on Tuesday, writes Liz Dodd. Echoing Pope Francis, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster said that bishops should be servants of their congregations. Outlining bishops’ three priorities – which he said were prayer, servanthood and the Word of God – Cardinal Nichols told the congregation at the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen: “In a bishop, said Pope Francis, there can be ‘no psychology of princes’. He is always to be a servant.” Cardinal Nichols called on bishops to be voices “of the truth of our faith in the public arenas of our society” and thanked the outgoing Bishop of Brentwood, Thomas McMahon, fo ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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