From EWTN's news' desk:
ROME, ITALY, January 27 (CNA) - Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genova, Italy said that priests should follow the model of Pope Benedict XVI in fulfilling their missions without fear of criticism.
The country's bishops were gathered in Ancona, Italy for the conclusion of their winter meetings on Jan. 27. Cardinal Bagnasco, president of the bishops' conference, gave the homily during the closing Mass in the city's cathedral.
"If the nihilistic culture tends to erase the interior life of people, priests must help the faithful to rediscover it," Cardinal Bagnasco. "And in this mission they cannot be afraid of incomprehension or criticisms."
"The example to follow is that of Pope Benedict XVI, who teaches us humility, the disarming clarity of the truth, the lucid wisdom of dialogue, the ardent prudence of action, freedom before the world and the courage that comes from knowing he is in the hands of God."