Pope Invites Youth to Live by 'Criteria of Faith' and Married Couples to Pray

At end of audience, gives traditional greetings, noting today’s feast of St. Matthew

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At the end of today’s general audience, Pope Francis gave his traditional greetings to the sick, youth and newlyweds. He noted today’s feast of St. Matthew the Evangelist.
He drew three qualities from the saint’s testimony: his conversion to live by faith; his meekness; and his dedication to Christ.
“May his conversion be an example to you, dear young people, to live life by the criteria of faith,” the Pope invited.
For the ill and newlyweds, the Pope prayed that Matthew’s “meekness support you, the infirm, when your suffering seems unbearable; and may his following of the Saviour remind you, dear newlyweds, of the importance of prayer in the matrimonial story you have undertaken.”

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