Pope Francis' interview with La Repubblica's editor Eugenio Scalfari

Pope Francis told me: “The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old. The old need care and companionship; the young need work and hope but have neither one nor the other, and the problem is they don’t even look for them any more. They have been crushed by the present. You tell me: can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory of the past and without the desire to look ahead to the future by building something, a future, a family? Can you go on like this? This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing.”

Read it carefully and read it all.


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2 comments on “Pope Francis' interview with La Repubblica's editor Eugenio Scalfari

  1. Jackson says:

    Elves – The Link is not working at this time (links back to the blog I think)

  2. Terry Tee says:

    Yup there’s a problem with the hyperlink. But in the meantime until the Elves fix it you can find the interview here: