Chapter Three of Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation continues. You can access the full document on this link at the Vatican site.
A more personal note from Pope Francis, and an initial comment here that tears are a true sign of saintliness when they are shed on behalf of others, especially in accompaniment to them.
75. As a Church, may we never fail to weep before these tragedies of our young. May we never become inured to them, for anyone incapable of tears cannot be a mother. We want to weep so that society itself can be more of a mother, so that in place of killing it can learn to give birth, to become a promise of life. We weep when we think of all those young people who have already lost their lives due to poverty and violence, and we ask society to learn to be a caring mother. None of this pain goes away; it stays with us, because the harsh reality can no longer be concealed. The worst thing we can do is adopt that worldly spirit whose solution is simply to anaesthetize young people with other messages, with other distractions, with trivial pursuits.
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