Pontiff: Let Christ Have Input in Daily Schedule

VATICAN CITY, NOV. 4, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI encouraged young people today to follow the example of St. Charles Borromeo and allow Christ to influence the decisions they make on a daily basis.

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At the end of the general audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope made reference to the saint celebrated by the Church today.

Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) served as secretary of state under Pope Pius IV and was instrumental in the Counter-Reformation and the Council of Trent.

Benedict XVI described him as «animated by ardent love for Christ» and said he was a «tireless teacher and guide.»

«May his example help you, dear young people, to let yourselves be led by Christ in your daily choices,» the Pontiff said. «May it encourage you, dear sick people, to offer your suffering for the pastors of the Church and for the salvation of souls; may it support you, dear newlyweds, in founding your family on evangelical values.»

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