PANAMA CITY | Pope aims to inspire priests, nuns ‘wounded by church’s sin’

PANAMA CITY | Pope aims to inspire priests, nuns ‘wounded by church’s sin’

PANAMA CITY—Jan 26, 2019— Pope Francis sought Saturday to inspire Panama’s priests and religious sisters, acknowledging they have grown weary from the “wounds of the church’s own sin,” but urging them to find again the joy that sparked their vocations.

Francis celebrated Mass in Panama City’s main cathedral, Santa Maria la Antigua, which is considered the first cathedral of mainland America. He also consecrated its altar after a yearslong renovation, rubbing holy oil onto the altar’s marble top, his vestment sleeves rolled up.

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