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Pope praises Salesians' work with young people

March 31, 2014

Pope Francis called upon the world’s Salesians to speak to young people with “the language of the heart,” as he met on March 31 with members of the order gathered for their general chapter meeting.

The Pope emphasized the work that Salesians have done with young people since the time of their founder, St. John Bosco. As the bicentenary of his birth approaches, the Holy Father encouraged Salesians to be remain close to his spirit. He praised the religious order for its work, and particularly for the fact that it functions “not as isolated individuals, but as a community supports the entire apostolate.”


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