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Latest stories: Young People

Pope Francis meets with young people at St. Dionysius School of the Ursuline Sisters in Maroussi, Athens, Dec. 6, 2021. Vatican Media.

Don’t be "prisoners of the cell phone": Pope Francis to Youth

The pope’s address concluded his three-day visit to Greece.

Pope Francis meets young people of the Scholas Community at Rome’s Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Nov. 25, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Attends Student Play on How the Pandemic has Affected Young People

The pope watched a show called ‘The faces of the pandemic.’

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. Vatican Media.

Confession is the "sacrament of joy": Pope Francis to Slovakia’s young Catholics

The pope spoke to around 25,000 young people in Košice, eastern Slovakia.

A poster for the African Liberation Day 2021/ Credit: Website of the Africa Faith and Justice Network

On Africa Day, Young People Urged to Arise, Join “decision-making table of human endeavor”

On the occasion of Africa Day 2021, young people in Africa have been urged to awaken and join the global conversation amid signs of “hope, liberation, and restoration” on the continent and beyond.

The logo of Agostiniani nel Mondo Foundation that is working in 50 countries in the world.

Missionaries in Algeria Develop Tool to Address Increased Suicide Among Young People

Augustinian Missionaries ministering in Algeria are running psychological and social programs in centers across the vast Northern African country to address the rising cases of depression and suicide among young people in the country.

Young people hold the World Youth Day cross in Panama in January 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

World Youth Day Cross Given to Portoguese Youth Ahead of International Gathering

Pope Francis offered Mass for the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday, and afterward oversaw the traditional passing of the World Youth Day cross and Marian icon to a delegation from Portugal.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama speaking during Mass at Christ the King Parish in Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. / Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama/Facebook Page.

Do “not to give in to despair,” Prelate Reassures “aggrieved” Young People in Nigeria

A Prelate at Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Abuja has encouraged young people who are weighed down by the tough economic times not to despair but to hold onto the hope for a better tomorrow.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. / Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Says Blessed Carlo Acutis is a Model for Young People to Put God first

Pope Francis said Sunday that the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis provides a witness for young people that true happiness is found when one puts God first.

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Credit: Miropink/Shutterstock.

Be Inspired by the Virgin Mary, Pope Francis Tells Youth at Medjugorje

Pope Francis has urged young people gathered in Medjugorje to imitate the Virgin Mary by abandoning themselves to God.

Pope Francis. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

“Crises, if they are not well accompanied, are dangerous”: Pope Francis to Young People

Pope Francis on Friday told students that in times of crisis, community is key to overcoming fear.

Pope Francis at the Cathedral of the Assumption Nov. 22, 2019. Credit: Hannah Brockhaus/CNA.

Pope Francis in Thailand: Friendship with Jesus lights your path

Pope Francis told young people in Thailand Friday that the secret to happiness is to be deeply rooted in faith in Jesus Christ.

Rajaf Church, Juba Archdiocese, South Sudan

Counting on Young People as South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese Marks 100 Years

The role of young people in the Archdiocese of Juba is being viewed as significant as the Church continues the yearlong centenary celebrations of Catholicism in what is now the capital of South Sudan, the head of the Committee for Centenary celebrations, Bishop Santo Loku Pio has said.

Pope Francis greets young people in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019. Credit: Edward Pentin/CNA.

Jesus Has a Mission for Youth in Madagascar, Pope Francis Says at Vigil

Jesus has called you and has entrusted a mission to you, Pope Francis told a crowd of young people at a prayer vigil in Antananarivo, Madagascar Saturday.