“Maybe many young people waste too many hours on futile things, chatting on the internet or with smart phones, watching TV soap operas, and [using] the products of technological progress, which should simplify and improve the quality of life, but which distract one’s attention away from what is really important.”
That was Pope Francis’ message yesterday to 50,000 German altar servers gathered in St. Peter’s Square.
“You need to organize your lives a little, plan things in a balanced way.”
Above: Pope Francis holds hands with youths during meeting with altar servers in St. Peter’s Square. Photo: CNS photo/ Stefano Rellandini, Reuters