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Go forward with courage, Pope tells youth

Catholic World News - August 11, 2014

Thirty thousand members of the Association of Catholic Guides and Scouts of Italy gathered in Pisa for Mass on the morning of August 10.

At the conclusion of the Mass, Pope Francis spoke with those present by telephone and urged them to move forward with courage on the path of life. Courage, he said, is “a virtue and an attitude of youth. The world needs courageous young people, not fearful.”

Referring to the “new city” mentioned in the Apocalypse, the Pope said that the task entrusted to youth is “to make a new city … with the truth, the goodness, the beauty that the Lord has given us.” Reminding the scouts that they will be able to retire at 65, he said it was sad when a young person retires from life earlier and does not go forward.

The Pope concluded by imparting his blessing and asking the scouts to pray for him.

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