In his Angelus message, Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ parable in the Gospel of Matthew about a landowner who gives all of his laborers the full daily wage, even those who were employed late in the day and worked only one hour.
The priest found himself with 1,137 intentions to pray, sent in by Catholics from around the world.
Pope Francis was in the port city of Marseille, in southern France, Sept. 22-23, to take part in the Mediterranean Encounter, an ecumenical gathering of around 120 young people and 70 bishops from 30 countries.
Because of the school’s emphasis on peer-to-peer Catholic ministry, the young men at the school are encouraged to turn their talents and efforts toward the sharing of the faith with their classmates.
The delegates are made up of representatives selected by bishops’ conferences and Eastern Catholic Churches, leaders in the Roman Curia, and 120 delegates personally selected by Pope Francis.