Pope Francis on Sunday called on the youth to help renew society and “build a better world.”
In his meeting with the youth at the University of Santo Tomas, the Holy Father extolled young Filipinos and urged them to build a better society.
“I want to express the love and the hope of the church for you. Offer yourselves to the great works of renewing your society, hoping to build a better world,” Francis said.
He also reminded young people to show compassion to the poor.
“Do you think for the poor? Do you live for the poor?
Do you ask the poor to give you the wisdom that they might have?” he said.
“Do you do something for the poor?”
The pontiff also met members of the religious group at the university. He will celebrate Mass later in the afternoon at Rizal Park.