The Holy Father met with thousands of young people on Saturday. He encouraged his audience to be energetic disciples of Jesus: ‘Jesus is a friend, the best of friends. ... When you pray, don’t be afraid to bring to Jesus everything that is going on in your life: your emotions and fears, your problems and expectations, your memories and hopes.’
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The Holy Father spoke at an international conference on the economy in Assisi, Italy, Sept. 24.
The Pope outlined his vision for the renewal of politics in a May 16 address to members of the Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity, an international group of people age 18 to 35 who want to ‘be active in politics according to the heart of God.’
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Looking to the cross means to challenge and question oneself about one’s actions and choices, the Holy Father said.
Don’t ‘photoshop’ your heart — be who you are, Francis tells young people, and be close to Jesus.
Jesus keeps us connected to faith, Francis said. ‘The day will come when, without realizing it, your heart will beat like Jesus’ heart.’
Vatican releases preparatory document for the next synod dedicated to youth.
Address of Archbishop Christophe Pierre at the fall assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, Maryland, on Nov. 14.