April 28, 2010.
During the general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Benedict XVI talked about St. Leonardo Murialdo and St. Giuseppe Benito Cottolengo, two priests who dedicated their lives to caring for the poor.
These priests overcame a profound spiritual crisis that radically changed their lives.
“The profound root, the eternal source of their activity was always their relationship with God, drawing from His love in the profound conviction that it is not possible to exercise charity save by living with Christ in the Church.”
The pope also moved the more than 16,000 attendants to pray for priests so that they will remain loyal to the mission that God has entrusted to them.