Pope Francis said this morning : “Forming young people is an investment for the future, young people should never be stolen the hope of tomorrow. The Pontiff then encouraged the members of the John Paul ii foundation” to continue their efforts to promote and support the young generations, so that they can face the challenges of life always animated by evangelical sensitivity and spirit of faith.”
Bergoglio said:”The Jubilee Year is ending, it sprint us to reflect and meditate to the greatness of Divine Mercy in a time in which man, as a result of the progress in various fields of technology, tends to feel self-sufficient, like he was emancipated from any higher authority, believing that everything depends upon himself. As Christians, however, we know that everything is a gift of God and the true wealth is not money, which indeed can make slaves, but the love of God, that makes us free. ”
The John Paul II Foundation was established in 2007 for the dialogue, cooperation and development, as a result of a work and a considerable and sustained efforts by the Diocese of Fiesole and Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza, along with other Tuscan and Italian dioceses, particularly for the countries of the Middle East, but also to other disadvantaged areas of the world,where the foundation is present with projects and interventions in social and health care, educational, cultural and vocational training.
This morning The Pope received in a private audience ,after Casa Santa Marta Mass, the new General Superior of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa, 68 years old, from Venezuela, the priest has been a consultant of the Father General, General Delegate for the houses and interprovincial works of the Society of Jesus in Rome.He was Born in 1948 in Caracas, Father Sosa entered in ” the Society of Jesus” in 1966 and he was ordained priest in 1977. He represents the first General Superior of ” the Society of Jesus ” born in Latin America and the 31th in order of succession since the order was founded by Ignatius of Loyola in Paris in 1534.