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Pope Francis Addresses Young People

August 14, 2018
β€œDear young people, the heart of the Church is young precisely because the Gospel is like a lifeblood that continuously regenerates it. It is up to us to be obedient and to cooperate in this fruitfulness. And all of you can collaborate in this fruitfulness, whether you are Catholic Christians, or of other religions, or non believers. We ask you to collaborate in our fruitfulness, to give life. We do this in this Synodal journey too, thinking of the situation of young people all over the world. We need to regain the enthusiasm of faith and the taste for searching. We need to rediscover in the Lord the strength to recover from failures, to go forward, to strengthen our confidence in the future. And we need to dare to set out on new paths. We need you young people, living stones of a Church with a young face, but not made up, as I said, not artificially rejuvenated, but revived from within.” (PRE-SYNODAL MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE INTERNATIONAL PONTIFICAL COLLEGE "MARIA MATER ECCLESIAE" ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Monday, 19 March 2018)