Vatican City, Aug 3, 2019 / 06:39 am
Worldly possessions do not make people happy; only knowing Jesus' love and having love for others can do that, Pope Francis told a group of Catholic European scouts on Saturday.
Jesus "gives you what no thing can give you; because the latest smartphone, the fastest car or the fashionable dress, besides never being enough, will never give you the joy of feeling loved and also the joy of loving," the pope said Aug. 3.
"This is true joy: to feel yourself loved and to love."
Pope Francis met Aug. 3 with around 5,000 Catholic scouts in the Vatican's Pope Paul VI hall. The meeting was the culmination of a weeklong walking pilgrimage to Rome, called "Euromoot."