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Listen to God for guidance to build better world, pope tells students

Upholding the truth and moral values isn’t easy, especially for young people, Pope Francis said.

“But with God’s help and with the sincere will to do good, every obstacle can be overcome,” he told international students and those who minister to them.

Students studying abroad and about 100 campus ministers and representatives of bishops’ conferences participated in the Fourth World Congress on the Pastoral Care of International Students from 28th November to 2nd December. The congress was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travellers.

Pope Francis said it was important that new generations always be inspired and guided to build a “healthier society,” especially when it comes to dealing with moral dilemmas.

Today, “the moral challenges to be addressed are many and it is not always easy to fight for affirming the truth and values, especially when one is young,” he said, but it can be done with God’s help and honest intentions.