chouncil intinated various measures for the rebewal of priests ,this has not yet come to the desired
A realistic look at the situation of the church and of the world calls for renewal in the priesthood.it is true that if we do not embark on a journey of sincere discernment accompanied by prayer and by reflection the prayer and by reflection the priestly life runs the risk of accommodating itself to the criteria of this word and of depriving priestly life of what is striking and attractive about it .
In fact, the significance of it. In fact, the significance of y congat;'' the world will be what the church is, and the church Will be what her priests are" truly there is an inherent connection between the sanctification of the clergy and the sanctification of God's people. and this has always remained alive in the consciousness of the church.
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Hence in the Decree on Priestly Hence ,in the Decree on Priestly Training (OPtatam Torius ,on1)Second Vatican Council affirmed, "Animated by the spirit of Christ this sacred synod is fully aware that the desired renewal of the whole Chuch depends to a great extent on the ministry of its priests' In line with this call for renewal . Pope Benadict XVI in his lettfoer proclaming the "year for Priests " on 16 june 2009 affirmed that the Year was "meant to deepan the commitment of all priests to interior renewal for the sake of a stronger and more incisive witneles to the Gospel in today 's world "indeed .the gospel in today "s world Indeed the ultimate Goal of the Year for Priests was the renewal of the whole chouncil intinated various measures for the rebewal of priests ,this has not yet come to the desired fruitfulness Rather,the last 50 year has seen a great number of priests leaving the pristhood of a shortage of vacation to the incereasing phenomenon of a shortage of vacations to the priesthood .these defficlties and various other quistions which we experince today can give rise to a new kairos ,a time of grace In thase challenges lie hidden an authentic call of the holy Spirit to rediscover the Wealy and potentialities of priestly life actually ,any authentic renewal can take place only when we acknowledge the need for such a renewal a.first of all ,We must remember that this call is not a call to take the "good" priesthood of today and to fill it full of truth alredy in the 15th Century itself pope pius II observed "the church does not need reformers, but saints " Indeed only saints are the real reformers .
St John Paul II stressed the priests who had gathered for the International retreat for the priests who had gathered for the International retreat for priests In st peter's Square on 9 October 1984 "the world today needs priests to need many priests "let not the problems of today dishearten us. but let us begin this journey of renewal gratefully acknowledging the truth that even in the priesthood that even in the mid