Let us be lights of hope! Let us maintain a positive outlook on reality. Let us encourage the generosity that is typical of the young and help them to work actively in building a better world. Young people are a powerful engine for the church and for society. Above all, they need to have held up to them those nonmaterial values that are the spiritual heart of the people, the memory of a people. Those values: spirituality, generosity, solidarity, perseverance, fraternity, joy; they are values whose deepest root is in the Christian faith.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy