Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Introduce young people to Christ, Pope urges Commission for Latin America

Catholic World News - February 28, 2014

In a February 28 meeting with members of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Pope Francis spoke on the importance of providing pastoral care for young people “who live in conditions of 'educational emergency' and for whom it is necessary to pose the fundamental question of the traditio of faith.”

The key to success, the Pope said, is to make young people acquainted with Jesus Christ. “He who truly knows Jesus does not stay on the couch, but rather takes on His style of life, becoming a missionary disciple of His Gospel,” he said.

Young people need support, the Pope continued, especially when they “experience frustration and helplessness; they become vulnerable to drug abuse, sex without love, violence.” He concluded his address to the commission members with a simple exhortation: “The young are waiting for us. We must not let them down.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($14,980 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,019.98
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Blessed Book of Beasts 10 hours ago
Weekend reading 19 hours ago
Frustrating the Moral Law 20 hours ago
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam 24 hours ago
An Appointment that Francis Should Withdraw August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8