World Youth Day:Pope Francis ready ‘ to Stir Things Up’

There is a wonderful festive atmosphere of faith and friendship here. The Holy Father, Pope Francisco, arrived today. The atmosphere is still on the rise! (Thaddy de Deckere MHM)

In the opening salvo of a five-day trip to Portugal, Pope Francis repeated his condemnations of populism and the inequalities of market capitalism, reiterating his main concerns regarding Europe, including migration, a declining birth rate, and growing polarization.

In that context, the pope said he believes World Youth Day represents hope for the future and a desire on the part of future generations to write a different story together based on pluralism and respect for life.

Source: CRUXnow

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