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In Korea: Words for Youth & Laity

Pope Francis recently traveled to South Korea for the Sixth Asian Youth Day (August 13-18, 2014). There, he spoke to young people about marriage and family life as a call from God:

“As young Christians, whether you are workers or students, whether you have already begun a career or have answered the call to marriage, religious life or the priesthood, you are not only a part of the future of the Church; you are also a necessary and beloved part of the Church’s present!” (Closing Mass, August 17)

“When the Lord calls, he always does so for the good of others, whether it is through the religious life, the consecrated life, or as a lay person, as the father or mother of a family.” (Meeting with Youth, August 15)

He also emphasized the importance of the family for all of society:

“I can only stress the importance of the witness given by Christian families. At a time of great crisis for family life – as we are all aware – our Christian communities are called to support married couples and families in fulfilling their proper mission in the life of the Church and society. The family remains the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice in our communities.” (Meeting with the Leaders of the Apostolate of the Laity, August 16)

Source: Vatican website