Canonization 2014-The Canonization of Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II
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'On this Palm Sunday, as we celebrate World Youth Day, we do well to hear Jesus’ answer to all those Pharisees past and present, even the ones of today: 'If these were silent, the very stones would cry out' (Lk 19:40).
'Dear young people, you have it in you to shout. It is up to you to opt for Sunday’s 'Hosanna!', so as not to fall into Friday’s 'Crucify him!'... It is up to you not to keep quiet. Even if others keep quiet, if we older people and leaders – so often corrupt – keep quiet, if the whole world keeps quiet and loses its joy, I ask you: Will you cry out?
'Please, make that choice, before the stones themselves cry out.'