In a video message to the II National Youth Meeting taking place in Argentina, Pope Francis invites young people to read the Gospel for at least two minutes a day, and he reflects on presence, communion, and mission. “How many of you read the Gospel for two minutes every day?” That was the question and invitation posed to the young people of Argentina. The Holy Father sent a fifteen-minute video message to the participants in the II National Youth Meeting taking place in Rosario on May 25th to 27th. He invited them to carry a small book of the Gospels with them and to read it when they’re on the bus or sitting at home. It will change their lives, he said. “Why? Because you will encounter Jesus. You are encountering the Word.” Pope Francis also reflected on the importance of presence, communion, and mission in the life of a young person. Presence: ‘Jesus is with us’
Communion: ‘Walk as people of God’ Turning to the second word – communion – Pope Francis said history is made by a people, not ideologues. “We are a community; we are Church.”
Mission: ‘Reach out as a Church’Pope Francis went on to speak about the universal call to mission.
Build future based on past roots