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SEPTEMBER 2018: Young People in Africa

Africa is a wealthy continent, and its greatest, most valuable resource is its young people.

They should be able to choose between letting themselves be overcome by difficulty or transforming the difficulty into an opportunity.[1]

The most effective way to help them in this choice is to invest in their education.[2]

If young people don’t have the possibility of education, what future can they have?

Let us pray that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.[3]

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[1] Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic. Meeting with young people. November 27, 2015
[2] Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, 64.
[3] The Holy Father’s monthly intention for September, 2018, entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.