Francis: we need better bishops Admin Friday, February 28, 2014 In another strongly worded message to the Catholic hierarchy, Pope Francis told the Vatican body that approves nominees for bishops that they need to find him better candidates to send to dioceses around the world. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.