Papal letter to the world’s seminarians

Yesterday, a surprise letter from the Holy Father to the world’s seminarians was published. Unlike some other recent letters, this was not dated to a few months back, but rather to the feast of Saint Luke, which was yesterday. That gives the impression that it is a very recent effort from the pope, in part (possibly) due to the current crisis in the Church. Seminarians everywhere will have to explain sometimes why they would want to join the priesthood which, some sources would want to have us believe, is rife with sexual abuse and others aberrations.

Read the original letter in English here, and my translation here.