“Build bridges, not walls!” Pope Francis to world youth31/07/2016
“Today’s world demands that you be a protagonist of history,” said the pope to over two million young people in Krakow, Poland on July 30th, 2016.
“The Lord wants to work one of the greatest miracles we can experience: he wants to turn your hands, my hands, our hands, into signs of reconciliation, of communion, of creation.”
“Today, we adults need you to teach us how to live in diversity, in dialogue, to experience multiculturalism not as a threat but an opportunity,” he continued.
“Have the courage to teach us that it is easier to build bridges than walls!” he nearly shouted, before adding quietly: “You will be our accusers if we choose the life of walls, of enmity, of war.”
For the full NCR account of the Pope’s Krakow address, click here.