Mercy, Forgiveness, and the Youth Jubilee

Thousands of teenagers from around the world gathered in Rome this weekend for the Jubilee of Mercy for Young Boys and Girls. Pope Francis addressed the crowd on Sunday, speaking about the pressures adolescents face in their day-to-day lives. In addition, Pope Francis made a surprise appearance in St. Peter’s Square on Saturday afternoon, where he spent an hour hearing the confessions of young people during a reconciliation service.

  • How would you feel about confessing your sins to Pope Francis?
  • How have you changed emotionally or spiritually since you were a teenager?
  • If you could talk to your teenage self, what would you say?