“This too is a season for undertaking prophetic actions.
Many young people all over the world are making their voices heard and calling for courageous decisions.
They feel let down by too many unfulfilled promises, by commitments made and then ignored for selfish interests or out of expediency.
The young remind us that the earth is not a possession to be squandered, but an inheritance to be handed down.
They remind us that hope for tomorrow is not a noble sentiment, but a task calling for concrete actions here and now.
We owe them real answers, not empty words, actions not illusions.”
Pope Francis, September 1, 2019