The Pope Francis Thursday advised the priests to officiate the Mass to avoid behaving like a “showman” and recover “the charm of beauty and amazement, both of whom celebrated as people”.
“When we see a priest who preaches sophisticated or artificial, abusing gestures, it is unlikely that this shock is given, this ability to enter into the mystery,” the pontiff said in a meeting with the Roman clergy at the Vatican according to the SIR agency, linked to the Italian Episcopal Conference.
“If I’m a showman, I do not enter into the mystery. There are two extremes, “he added.
The Argentine priest explained that “there is something that carries in the own homily with it the grace,” but there is something more than “depends on who preaches”. Therefore, he urged “to recover wonder, what is heard in the encounter with God.”
The Pope concluded his speech recommending the use of two books which confessed that he had been helpful.