Pope to Canada’s youth: Flood places with the joy that comes from having met Christ

Osservatore Romano | AFP

The Holy Father's words focused on the positive message of the Gospel and life as a "fascinating adventure"

On Sunday, Canada’s Salt and Light Television Network aired a youth forum featuring Pope Francis and Cardinal Kevin Farrell. The forum touched on the theme of “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment,” the same topic as the upcoming 2018 Synod of Bishops.

Pope Francis had a special video message for the young people of Canada.

“Young people,” he exhorted, “let Christ reach you. Let Him speak to you, embrace you, console you, heal your wounds, dissolve your doubts and fears – and you shall be ready for the fascinating adventure of life, that precious and inestimable gift that God places every day in your hands.”

The Holy Father’s words focused on the positive message of the Gospel and the call to live joyfully from an encounter with Christ.

“I invite you to flood the places where you live with the joy and enthusiasm typical of your youthful age, to irrigate the world and history with the joy that comes from the Gospel, from having met a Person: Jesus, who has enthralled you and has drawn you to be with Him.”

The entire video message can be watched below.

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