Pope’s Palm Sunday Homily

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Here is an excerpt from Pope Francis’ Palm Sunday Homily, the latter part of which is directly addressed to the young people of the world.  The Pontiff calls our youth to cry out stating:

“On this Palm Sunday, as we celebrate World Youth Day, we do well to hear Jesus’ answer to all those Pharisees past and present: “If these were silent, the very stones would cry out” (Lk 19:40).  Dear young people, you have it in you to shout. It is up to you to opt for Sunday’s “Hosanna!”, so as not to fall into Friday’s “Crucify him!”… It is up to you not to keep quiet. Even if others keep quiet, if we older people and leaders keep quiet, if the whole world keeps quiet and loses its joy, I ask you: Will you cry out?  Please, make that choice, before the stones themselves cry out.”

Click here to read Pope Francis Palm Sunday Homily in its entirety as published in Zenit.