Pope Urges Formative Activities During Summer

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 23, 2004 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II recommends that young people take advantage of summer to rest and to engage in formative activities.

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At the conclusion of today’s general audience, the Pope reminded his listeners that “for many people summer begins, a time of tourism and pilgrimages, of vacations and rest.”

“Dear young people, I am thinking of your contemporaries who are still in exams and I hope that those of you who are already on holiday will take advantage of the summer to engage in formative human and spiritual experiences,” the Holy Father said.

Addressing the 8,000 pilgrims gathered in Paul VI Hall, John Paul II also wished that the “dear sick” will not be lacking in the help and consolation of their families.

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