Pope Francis to Young Consecrated Men and Women- September 17, 2015

Pope Francis to Young Consecrated Men and Women- September 17, 2015

pope(The English transcription of the dialogue of Pope Francis with participants in the International Congress for Consecrated Young People on 17th September, 2015.)

Good morning!

I thank you. The Cardinal Prefect told me that you are 5,000 consecrated young people. I will begin with the questions that you prepared and that you had the courtesy to send me.

However, first of all, I know that among you there are consecrated from Iraq and from Syria. I would like to begin with a thought for our martyrs of Iraq and of Syria; they are our martyrs of today. Perhaps you know many or a few … Some days ago, in the Square, an Iraqi priest approached me and gave me a small cross: it was the cross that the priest who was beheaded had in his hand for not denying Jesus Christ. I carry this cross here …

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Pope to the Seminarians and Novices

Pope to the Seminarians and Novices

Pope Francis Address to Seminarians and Novices

pope francis1(July 09, 2013.  Pope Francis’ addressed the seminarians, novices and young people who took part in the Year of Faith pilgrimage entitled “I Trust in You”).

Good evening!

I asked Archbishop Fisichella if you understood Italian and he told me that you all have the translation. I am somewhat calmed.

I thank Archbishop Fisichella for his words and I also thank him for his work: he has worked so much not only to do this but for all that he has done and will do in the Year of Faith. Thank you so much!

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