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Video Message of the Holy Father on the occasion of the first “Global Youth Tourism Summit”, 28.06.2022

The following is the text of the video message sent by the Holy Father to the participants in the first Global Youth Tourism Summit, promoted by the World Tourism Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the National Tourism Agency (ENIT), taking place in Sorrento from 27 June to 3 July 2022:


Video Message

I am pleased to greet you, dear boys and girls who are taking part in the first Global Youth Tourism Summit.

For those of you who are still students, tourism coincides with the time of the school holidays. The experiences one can have in this period will remain in your memory.

Besides recreation and rest, I know that some of you use this time to offer help voluntarily in solidarity initiatives; others devote themselves to small jobs to lend a hand to their family or to support their studies; others carve out days of silence and prayer to be with God and to receive light on their path.

In any case, I encourage you to use well and responsibly the time that is available to you: it is in this way that one grows and prepares oneself to take on more demanding tasks.

Dear young people, I hope you will be messengers of hope and rebirth for the future. I send you my blessing and my greeting.