From The New York Times:
Young men and women wearing the words “Pope Francis” on their backs and “Catholic Youth” on their sleeves packed the bleachers of a stadium in Mozambique on Thursday and listened to Francis tell them, “You are important!”
“You need to believe it,” Francis said to the raucous crowd at the Maxaquene Pavilion, in the capital, Maputo, where young Africans regaled him with songs and skits. “Not only are you the future of Mozambique, or of the church and of humanity. You are their present!” The pope being here,” he said, “will help the church to grow.” The pope’s six-day visit to Africa, with stops in Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, is an opportunity for him to come face to face with the future of his church.