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Korean youth pose during the closing mass for the 6th Asian Youth Day with Pope Francis on Aug. 17, 2014.

Korean Church has revitalized my faith, Filipino youth reflects

Aug 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

At the conclusion of the 6th Asian Youth Day, a young Filipino pilgrim stated that the greatest thing he will... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives for the closing Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day Aug. 17, 2014.

'Asian youth, wake up!' Church needs your witness, Pope says

Aug 17, 2014

Addressing thousands of young people from across Asia, Pope Francis emphasized the urgent need to “wake up” and spread Christ’s... Read more

Giovanni Pan, on (L) in pink, prays with Pope Francis as he leads Asian youth in Our Father Aug. 15, 2014.

Chinese youth moved to tears by Pope's informal remarks

Aug 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

A young man from Hong Kong was moved by Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks during the opening celebration of the 6th... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis: 'There is only one Korea'

Aug 15, 2014

Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his meeting with young people for Asian Youth Day August 15, 2014.

Pope to Asian youth: Are you ready to say 'yes' to Christ?

Aug 15, 2014

In an Aug. 15 meeting with Asian youth, Pope Francis emphasized the need to respond joyfully to God’s call in... Read more

The Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Fr. Jose Maria Moratalla Escudero.

El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

Jul 24, 2014

Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for the Italian Sporting Center's celebration of sports June 7, 2014.

Pope Francis to meet with 20 young Asian leaders

Jul 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

During his upcoming apostolic voyage to South Korea Pope Francis is slated to meet with 20 Asian youth during the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience on May 14, 2014.

Vatican releases itinerary for Pope’s visit to Korea

Jun 19, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Holy See has officially announced what Pope Francis’ schedule will be while in South Korea later this summer, during... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in the Paul VI Audience Hall on May 31, 2014.

Reject mediocrity, Pope encourages young pilgrims

Jun 8, 2014

Pope Francis on Saturday evening made a phone call to a group of young Italians who were on pilgrimage, encouraging... Read more

Animated video on John Paul II aims to evangelize youth

May 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

In honor of the canonization of St. John Paul II, audiovisual resource page Catholic Link has created an animated video... Read more

Camp Wojtyla counselors listen to a homily during their summer training.

John Paul II remembered for influential love of youth, nature

Apr 26, 2014

By Hillary Mast

Pope John Paul II’s love for young people and nature was based on a profound understanding of the link that... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Transcript: Pope Francis' March 31 interview with Belgian youth

Apr 7, 2014

Pope Francis recently gave an interview at the Vatican to some youth from Flanders (Belgium), accompanied by the Bishop of... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience October 30, 2013

Pope: Christians have not been chosen for 'small things'

Jan 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis urged youth to listen to the call... Read more

Pope Francis at a June 7 audience.

Spread 'joy' of Jesus' friendship, Pope tells teens

Dec 20, 2013

Pope Francis encouraged teens to be living witnesses of their faith in his remarks during an audience with young members... Read more

Mary Undoer of Knots card.

Over 10,000 youth to send birthday card to Pope Francis

Dec 6, 2013

More than 10,000 young people have signed a giant birthday card for Pope Francis, offering their prayers and well-wishes for... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on October 2, 2013.

Pope Francis entreats youth not to fear commitment

Oct 4, 2013

Pope Francis concluded his one-day pilgrimage to Assisi with a visit to young people, encouraging them to reject a “provisional... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Pope cautions youth against selling themselves to 'merchants of death'

Sep 22, 2013

Pope Francis spoke forcefully to the youth of Sardinia today, urging them to stay faithful to Christ and avoid the... Read more

Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, Vicar General of the Order of Saint Augustine at the Augustinianum in Rome on August 30, 2013.

Augustinian order to focus on evangelizing Europe, youth

Aug 30, 2013

The Augustinian order is working on devising ways to evangelize secularized Europe and young people during the next few years,... Read more


Spanish bishop calls for active charity on feast of Assumption

Aug 16, 2013

Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer... Read more

Pope Francis celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation at a Papal Mass on April 28, 2013.

Pope confirms young people, calls them to be 'steadfast'

Apr 28, 2013

At a Mass where he confirmed 44 young people, Pope Francis encouraged the youth of the world to persist in... Read more