HAEMI, South Korea — Pope Francis urged a throng of Asian youth to spread Christ’s love throughout the continent, pointing to the martyrs as examples.
“Asian youth, wake up!” the Pope exclaimed.
“As young Christians, whether you are workers or students, whether you have already begun a career or have answered the call to marriage, religious life or the priesthood, you are not only a part of the future of the Church; you are also a necessary and beloved part of the Church’s present!” he said.
The Pope delivered the homily at the Aug. 17 closing Mass of the Sixth Asian Youth Day, which took place at Haemi Castle, a fortress that was used to imprison Christians during the 19th century. The...READ MORE