Pope Francis has been insisting for months that the faithful—especially priests—devote time to silent prayer before the tabernacle.
He repeated this at the Vatican while addressing the Association of Hispanic Priests in the U.S. He said that it is important to help the poor, but that if this help is not based on time dedicated exclusively to God, it will be fruitless work.
Do not abandon those who suffer, do not abandon the Lord of the Tabernacle, be convinced that you will not be able to do anything with your hands if you do not do it with your knees. Adoration. Eucharistic silence.
Pope Francis told them to focus their efforts on learning to trust in God in the face of pastoral challenges and not to be discouraged by failures.