Pope to youth – be builders of the world

Youth, which is part of “The Pope Video” series promoted by the Vatican, was released Tuesday, April 4. Young people have in their hands the challenge of building a more just future, a future of solidarity. Let us support them. Let’s pray with the Pope that our youth will respond and work generously for the changes the world needs.

Every month we will see a new two-minute video from Pope Francis with his intentions and a motivating message. The project is an initiative of Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), that aims to spread the Pope’s monthly intentions on the challenges facing Humanity.

The Pope tells us in this video:

I know that you, young people, don’t want to be duped by a false freedom, always at the beck and call of momentary fashions and fads. I know that you aim high. Is that true, or am I wrong?

Don’t leave it to others to be the protagonists of change. You, young people, are the ones who hold the future! I ask you to be builders of the world, to work for a better world.

It is a challenge, yes it is a challenge. Do you accept it?

Pray with me that young people may respond generously to their own vocation and mobilize for the great causes of the world.


One Response to Pope to youth – be builders of the world

  1. The Rev. Dr. Edward Ambrose "Ed" April 10, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    What inspiration! I feel that God has intentionally placed a Jesuit in Peter’s Chair at the Vatican and a Vincentian as local ordinary in the Diocese of Trenton. ( I could go on but enough Ed Ambrose opinion!) Having spent my younger years (1959-1986) serving high school students impoverished by low self-esteem, I rejoice in these Godly providential manifestations.

    So,may I encourage you,Father John Freund,CM and your Confreres, to continue encouraging God’s children who are Christ’s beloved sheep. This Holy Week, may each of His children find hope for certainty of deliverance from the hellish gravity of worldly despair by journeying with Jesus on the Way of the Cross. Through your inspiration, may countless souls look beyond earthly travails to the glory of Easter now and Forever!!!!

    Ed Ambrose,AA,St. Joe’s 1957