Pope Francis encourages young adults at the Taizé event to have the courage to construct a world that is distinct and new.

Pope Francis encourages young adults at the Taizé event to have the courage to construct a world that is distinct and new.

Urging a Vision of Change Parolin, referencing Pope Francis’ 2019 apostolic exhortation Christus Vivit, encourages the pursuit of a different world—one built on listening, dialogue, and openness.

He highlights the importance of embracing ideals that transcend worldly norms: generosity, service, purity, perseverance, forgiveness, fidelity to personal vocation, prayer, justice, the common good, care for the impoverished, and social harmony.

Walking Together for Transformation Addressing the challenge of societal transformation, Parolin emphasizes the need to walk collectively towards qualitative change.

He stresses that this journey involves obstructing the paths leading to marginalization, isolation, exclusion, and the dismissal of specific groups within society.

Emulating Jesus’ Inclusivity Parolin urges young people to emulate Jesus’ inclusive nature and commitment to embracing all individuals, regardless of their background or circumstances.

He acknowledges the feeling of being “homeless” that some may experience.

Discovering Transcendence in Challenges Highlighting the beauty and transcendence within shared experiences of confronting challenges, Parolin emphasizes how such moments unveil the resilience that ignites fresh vigor for progress.

Empowering Youth for Social Change Expressing trust in the youth’s capacity, Parolin emphasizes the Holy Father and the Church’s reliance on their impactful actions and words.

He urges them to counter societal rejection of the vulnerable through their active participation in shaping a compassionate world.

Embracing the Present with Purpose Parolin advises against sacrificing valuable youthfulness for fleeting pleasures, urging the young not to surrender their dreams.

He underscores the need to contribute toward constructing a society that truly embodies its name.

A Blessing and a Call to Prayer Concluding with a heartfelt apostolic blessing from Pope Francis, Parolin entrusts the youth and their families to the Lord’s care.

He asks for prayers for the Pope’s intentions.

About Joseph Bukuras Joseph Bukuras, a journalist at the Catholic News Agency, brings a diverse background encompassing state and federal government, non-profits, and Catholic education to his reporting.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Catholic University of America and operates from the Boston area.

Bukuras’s contributions have been cited by esteemed publications like the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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