Pope to social climbers: Head for hills, not the church, for ambitions
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church is no place for "climbers," who want to reach the heights of prestige, power and profit, Pope Francis said.
Unfortunately, there are Christians who like to "strut around like real peacocks," full of vanity and the need to show off, the pope said.
"Vanity is dangerous because it makes us slip immediately into pride and arrogance, and then it's all over," he said.
"How do I follow Jesus? Do I hide doing the good things I do or do I like showing off?" he asked.
It's an important question for priests and bishops, too, he said, because "a vain pastor is not good for the people of God."[...]