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

  • Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Santa Maria La Antigua cathedral in the old section of Panama City with the country’s priests and nuns, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Francis turns his attention to the country’s priests and religious sisters as he reaches the midway point in his five-day Central American visit. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • Pope Francis pours holy oil to consecrate the main altar in the Santa Maria La Antigua cathedral in the old section of Panama City with the country’s priests and nuns, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Francis turns his attention to the country’s priests and religious sisters as he reaches the midway point in his five-day Central American visit. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

  • Pope Francis consecrates the main altar spreading holy oil on it during a Mass in the Santa Maria La Antigua cathedral in the old section of Panama City with the country’s priests and nuns, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Francis turns his attention to the country’s priests and religious sisters as he reaches the midway point in his five-day Central American visit. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

PANAMA CITY — 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.

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