BOGOTA, Colombia - As Colombia strives to build a lasting peace, the country's elders need the encouragement and insistence of young people, who believe with all their hearts that forgiveness is possible and grudges don't have to last for decades, Pope Francis said.

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Fr. Charles Grech arrived from Malta a year ago with experience working with youth and a background in radio. They are skills he plans to put to good use as the newly installed director of Radio Mario Canada.

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – For many people, a warm meal is a way to come together, celebrate, and spend time with friends and family. For homeless people living on the streets of Montevideo, Uruguay, it’s an experience that’s rare. But about 500 young people in the city are working to change that.

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ROME – Instead of “pretending to be adolescents,” parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.

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MANCHESTER, U.K. – After what has been deemed a terrorist attack that killed 22 people – mostly youth – at a theatre in Manchester Monday night, local Bishop John Arnold condemned the act, saying there is no justification for such violence.

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OTTAWA – With the ubiquitous use of smartphones and computer screens, today’s youth face both immense challenges and opportunities, say Catholic youth leaders.

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VATICAN CITY – Young men and women can live a true experience of the church by joining together and reconnecting with the past, Pope Francis told Catholic young people.

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Matt Fradd is challenging hundreds of youth in the Archdiocese of Toronto to seek authentic love.

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In general, I’m a pretty hopeful person about the future of the Church, even more so with the announcement of the theme for next year’s Synod of Bishops.

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From the moment Ryan Hermack wakes up in the morning to the moment before he goes to sleep at night, his Spotify playlist shuffles through hundreds of Christian praise music.

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There was a time when Catholics, Protestants and other Christian denominations were largely isolated from each other.

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has asked young people to tell him, their bishops and pastors about their hopes and struggles and even their criticisms.

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JOHANNESBURG – Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement, said it will build up young people to contribute to peace and justice in Africa, noting that children are the continent's greatest resource.

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VANCOUVER – Two activists have released a new documentary aiming to expose the prevalence and danger of pornography to youth.

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REGINA – With six First Nations’ youth recently taking their own lives in northern Saskatchewan, Canadian bishops who have ministered in mission territory say the Church must continue to be a presence in these remote communities for those experiencing deep pain.

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