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Pope to youth at Medjugorje: Don't live according to relativism nor culture of provisional

The pope sent a message to young people participating in the annual prayer meeting in Medjugorje. This year's theme is “Come, and you will see!”

Pope Francis tells them the word, “come,” besides indicating a physical movement, has a more profound and spiritual meaning. It indicates a faith journey whose objective is to “see,” to find meaning in one's existence.

The pope asks the youth to not be swayed by relativism nor to live a culture of the provisional and immediate.

Pope Francis encourages them to not be afraid, and to search, trust and give witness. He also presents the Blessed Mother as “the great model of the Church with a young heart.”

The meeting takes place in Medjugorje, where the Vatican is analyzing a series of possible Marian apparitions. In 2019, Pope Francis authorized pilgrimages to the site.

There are people who go there and convert, people that find God, whose lives change. This is not thanks to a magic wand. This is a spiritual and pastoral fact that cannot be denied.

It all started in this village in the heart of the former communist Yugoslavia. On June 24, 1981, six young people saw, for the first time, a woman who called to them. She identified herself as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace. She carried a message of reconciliation and mercy.

Daniel Díaz Vizzi
Translation: CT