During flight, pope talks about importance of giving young people jobs

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO BRAZIL (CNS) — With economic hard times as an excuse not to hire young people, the world risks tossing them aside and endangers its own future, Pope Francis said.

Speaking to reporters aboard the papal flight to Rio de Janeiro July 22, the pope declined to answer their questions, but instead made very brief remarks about his July 22-29 trip and then greeted each of the 71 media members.

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