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Pope Francis admits to tiredness in Holy Thursday Mass


Vatican City, April 2 - Pope Francis admitted to
sometimes feeling tired at Thursday's Chrism Mass in St Peter's
as part of his busy Holy Week schedule.
"The tiredness of priests. Do you know how often I think
about this weariness which all of you experience? I think about
it and I pray about it, often, especially when I am tired
myself," the 78-year-old Argentine pontiff said at the Holy
Thursday Mass for the diocese of Rome.
"I pray for you as you labour amid the people of God
entrusted to your care, many of you in lonely and dangerous
"Our weariness, dear priests, is like incense which
silently rises up to heaven. Our weariness goes straight to the
heart of the Father".
But the pope also warned priests about the temptation to
"rest however we please, as if rest were not itself a gift of
He also told them to beware of the danger of becoming
"Do I know how to take a break from myself, from the
demands I make on myself, from my self-seeking and from my
self-absorption?," he asked the clergy present.

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