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Indonesian Christians travel to see Pope Francis

This group of Indonesians didn't allow the cold weather to freeze their spirit when seeing Pope Francis during the General Audience.

They traveled from the warm island of Java to learn Pope Francis' messages and apply them to their lives.

“The pope is an example to everybody in the world. Every time we saw him, we felt peace. We wanted to hear his message, what we can do as Catholic people.”

The idea that resonated with them most is the importance of sharing their faith. They said it's urgent, especially in countries where Christians are a minority.

“When we heard the pope, we strengthened our faith because we preach and annunciate the Gospel to the other people in the rest of the countries.”

It's a mission that will continue when they return to Indonesia, which is the country with the most Muslims in the world.

“We are a minority, but we have a big role. We are like salt in the water, you put only a little, but you still feel the salty water.”

“Courage, courage and no worries. Be faithful, always.”

They will strengthen their confidence during the rest of their stay in Rome, which includes iconic places such as the four papal basilicas.