May 27, 2013

Pope Francis asked Catholics to pray for their bishops and priests, asking God to help them be real shepherds who are poor, humble and meek.

"Pray for us bishops and priests," he said May 15 during an early morning Mass.

The pope asked the employees to pray that God would defend bishops and priests from what St. Augustine defined as their principal temptations: money and pride.

"If we follow the path of riches, if we follow the path of pride, we will become wolves and not shepherds," he said.