Young are capable of working for the common good, says Pope Francis

Young are capable of working for the common good, says Pope Francis

Pope_Francis_greets_pilgrims_in_St_Peters_Square_during_the_Wednesday_general_audience_on_May_28_2014_Credit_Daniel_Ibez_CNAPope Francis on his first full day in Mexico, urged the nation’s leaders and diplomats to protect the nation’s young generation.

“A people with a youthful population is a people able to renew and transform itself; it is an invitation to look to the future with hope and, in turn, it challenges us in a positive way here and now,” the Pope said in his message.

The Pope emphasized the need to build a future through the nation’s men and women. He described the youth of the country as people “who are upright, honest, and capable of working for the common good.”

The Holy Father’s meeting at National Palace included Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto, the country’s diplomatic corps, and civil and social authorities,