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September 15, 2011. (Romereports.com) These bishops were named within the last year. In a private meeting, they met with Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo, where they were asked to reflect on their mission and responsibility as they take on their new role in the Church.
“With serenity, you can listen and welcome the message given to the Church by the Holy Spirit. With this you can harvest the unity of faith and love.”
Above all, the pope also highlighted the need for bishops to work together not only with their congregation, but also with different movements and lay groups. With unity said the pope, one's community will be even stronger.
“A bishop, as you well know, is not one single person, but rather part of an episcopal unit that comes from an Apostolic body, so that every day it may lead us to Jesus.”
The pope concluded by saying that the work of the bishops both in their lives and in their diocese, should be an example to other priests in their communities.
For the last ten years, the Congregation of Bishops has invited newly consecrated bishops to Rome, so they can reflect on the responsibilities and challenges that may lay ahead.