On the first full day of his apostolic journey to Chile, Pope Francis met with the Bishops of the nation in the Sacresty of Santiago Cathedral.
This is the full text of his address: APOSTOLIC VISIT OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO CHILE
Greeting of the Holy Father
Soon a year will have passed since your ad limina visit. Now it is my turn to come and visit you. I am pleased that our meeting follows that with our consecrated men and women, for one of our principal tasks is precisely to be close to consecrated life and to our priests. If the shepherd wanders off, the sheep too will stray and fall prey to any wolf that comes along. The fatherhood of the bishop with his presbyterate! A fatherhood that neither paternalism nor authoritarianism, but a gift to be sought. Stay close to your priests, like Saint Joseph, with a fatherhood that helps them to grow and to develop the charisms that the Holy Spirit has wished to pour out upon your respective presbyterates.