Pope: Future hopes lie with youth

2012-01-01 16:21

Vatican City - Pope Benedict XVI is marking New Year's Day at a Mass in St Peter's Basilica on a day the Vatican dedicates to world peace.

The pope in his homily on Sunday says educating young people about fundamental values and virtues is the key to securing a future of hope.

Benedict praised young people, saying that by their nature they are open to dialogue and mutual respect.

He cautioned that there is a risk that social realities can lead them to be intolerant and violent. But he predicted they will become "builders of peace" if properly educated.

The pontiff spoke of "shadows that obscure the horizon of today's world", but didn't mention specific conflicts or the economic crisis afflicting many countries.

  • ubhejane - 2012-01-01 16:58

    The story should have read like this: "The Pope said the future of the Roman Catholic Priests depends on how many young boys they will be able to sodomise" That is the only interest this Queen in his dress has regarding the youth.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-01 17:20

      Frank, the guy is right, there is no hiding the fact that the paedos out there become priests and then get to carry on under the viel of the cloth as it were.

      Shaun - 2012-01-01 17:56

      Frank he is right my friend. Italian Police have squashed so many investigations. The latest was where the Popes right hand Man was busted trying to hire male prositutes and gay porn stars to entertain "holy fathers" in the Vatican.

      ubhejane - 2012-01-01 18:43

      @Frank. Sorry to disillusion you but I won't be allowed to cuddle up to Malema. Floyd will never allow another body near Malema........

  • RE - 2012-01-01 17:35

    u got that right old man, the youth is taking over .. ..

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