Vatican     POPE ENCOURAGES 'WEARY' PRIESTS
In his Letter to Priests on the Occasion of Holy Thursday 2000, Pope John Paul II gives hope to priests 'suffering weariness or discouragement'.
   For those priests who are weighed down by life, the Holy Father recalls 'the consolation promised by Jesus on the evening of the Last Supper, the secret to overcoming this solitude, the strength to bear their sufferings, the nourishment to make a new beginning after every discouragement, and the inner energy to bolster their decision to remain faithful'.
   He summarises his Letter to Priests with these enthusiastic words: "Let us rediscover our priesthood in the light of the Eucharist!"
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2/4/00

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