Pope Francis is in Marseille to participate in the Mediterranean Encounter, the “Rencontres Mediterraneennes” — a gathering of some 120 young people of various creeds with bishops from 30 countries.
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Pope Francis’ visit comes just before the first Holy Week in two years in which Catholic churches will be open to the public for liturgies.
At the community founded by Vincentian Father Pedro Opeka, the Holy Father praised their ‘prophetic witness of hope’ and asked for their prayers.
The Holy Father said the youth can teach their elders about how to create a culture of encounter, and be peacemakers.
Following his historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill in Havana, a Feb. 17 visit to the border city of Ciudad Juarez will be among the highlights of the ensuing six-day Mexican visit.
NEWS ANALYSIS: During next week’s homecoming to his native continent, the Holy Father will visit three of its least-known Catholic countries — Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.
Cuba’s Communist leader made the comment following his audience yesterday with Pope Francis at the Vatican.