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World Youth Day delegate thrilled to walk with the pope

HONG KONG (SE): During the last World Youth Day (WYD), held from January 22 to 27 in Panama, Constance Lau Wing-chi, a delegate from Hong Kong had the privilege of being one of the five youth representatives from different continents to welcome Pope Francis to the event.
 
The 19-year-old Lau, the youngest delegate from Hong Kong, was chosen to represent delegates from Asia. She said it was the biggest reward and a gift from God in her WYD journey. She took the chance to ask the pope to pray for Hong Kong and China.
 

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Build culture of encounter pope exhorts at World Youth Day

PANAMA CITY (CNS): “By your actions and your approach, your way of looking at things, your desires and above all your sensitivity, you discredit and defuse the kind of talk that is intent on sowing division, on excluding or rejecting those who are not ‘like us’,” Pope Francis told the throng of young people on January 24 during the official ceremony welcoming him to World Youth Day in Panama.
 

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Take up World Youth Day challenge pope urges young people

VATICAN (CNS): “Do not allow the spark of youth to be extinguished in the darkness of a closed room in which the only window to the outside world is a computer and smartphone,” the pope told young people in his annual message for local celebrations of World Youth Day. Many dioceses will have their own celebrations on Palm Sunday, March 25.
 
The pope encouraged them to break free from fear, fake online personas and looking at the world through a digital screen display.
 

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