On the opening day of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis has praised the young people for their “courage to undertake projects for environmental and social improvement.”
In a video message, the pontiff said adults can learn much from them because “they are at the forefront” in all matters related to caring for the planet.
“Let us take advantage of their example and reflect on our lifestyle, especially during these moments of health, social and environmental crisis,” he said.
Pope Francis called for a sustainable life and urged the public to reflect on their lifestyle that “is often harmful to the earth.”
The pontiff encouraged the human family to “advance with young people towards lifestyles that are simpler and more respectful of the environment.”
Pope Francis encouraged the public to pray so that they will have the courage to make necessary choices for a sustainable lifestyle and take “inspiration from our young people who are resolutely committed to this.”
“And they aren’t foolish, because they are committed to their own future. This is why they want to change what they will inherit at a time when we will no longer be here,” he said.