Pope to Japanâ€™s Youth: â€˜Never lose heart or set aside your dreamsâ€™
November 25, 2019. ‘Seeing and hearing your energy and enthusiasm gives me joy and hope’
This isn’t the first time a scene like this has been created.
him and listen to his words.
Of course, he begins by listening to their testimonies. And he expresses his admiration and gratitude to them.
It is a scene the Holy Father repeats on each of his apostolic journeys and it never gets stale.
On November 25, 2019, the story played out in the Cathedral of Holy Mary, Tokyo. The testimonies came from Leonardo, Miki, and Masako.
“Seeing and hearing your energy and enthusiasm gives me joy and hope. For this, I am thankful,” the Holy Father said. “Never lose heart or set aside your dreams. Give them plenty of room, dare to glimpse vast horizons and see what awaits you if you aspire to achieve them together. Japan needs you, and the world needs you, to be generous, cheerful and enthusiastic, capable of making a home for everyone. I pray that you will grow in spiritual wisdom and discover the path to true happiness in this life.”