Pope wants 'airport bishops' grounded
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Francis on Thursday lashed out at what he called the scandal of "airport bishops", urging his peers to remain rooted in their dioceses and spend less time seeking the spotlight.
The Argentine pontiff, who is very attached to his title as Bishop of Rome, said residence in a diocese was "not only necessary for organisational purposes but had theological roots".
"You are betrothed to your community, deeply bound to it. I am asking you, please, to remain among your people," the Pope said at an audience of new bishops from around the world.
"You must stay, stay! Avoid the scandal of airport bishops," he said.