Pope Francis has asked young people to pray and work for peace ahead of the next World Youth Day (WYD), which will take place from January 22 to 27 in Panama and will be attended by the pontiff himself.
In a video message with which each month indicates the reason for praying, rancisco is especially aimed at young people, with whom you will meet in Panama at WYD.
"You, young people, have a source of joy in the Virgin Mary, a source of inspiration, and take advantage of WYD in Panama to contemplate Christ with Mary," she says during the recording.
The Pope invites young people to pray for peace and especially alludes to those of Latin America to spread the Gospel.
"Each one in your language, let us pray the Rosary for peace, and ask for strength to dream and work for peace." Let us pray for young people, especially those from Latin America, so that, following the example of Mary, they respond to the Lord's call to to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world, "he urged.