This was allegedly said by Pope Francis before he left for WYD in Rio.
We need saints without veil or cassock.
We need saints who wear jeans and sneakers.
We need saints who go to the movies, listen to music and hang out with friends.
We need saints who put God in first place, but who let go of their power.
We need saints who have time everyday to pray and who know how to date in purity and chastity, or who consecrate their chastity.
We need modern saints, Saints of the 21st century with a spirituality that is part of our time.
We need saints committed to the poor and the necessary social changes.
We need saints who live in the world and who are sanctified in the world, who are not afraid to live in the world.
We need saints who drink Coke and eat hot dogs, who wear jeans, who are Internet-savvy, who listen to CDs.
We need saints who passionately love the Eucharist and who are not ashamed to drink a soda or eat pizza on weekends with friends.
We need saints who like movies, the theater, music, dance, sports.
We need saints who are social, open, normal, friendly, happy and who are good companions.
We need saints who are in the world and know how to taste the pure and nice things of the world but who aren’t of the world.
Allegedly, Pope Francis said that. But a quick Google, and you see that there are claims that Blessed John Paul said that. And then a little more digging and you find that it actually was written in 2010 originally in Brazilian!
The Catholic News Agency has covered this and much much more.
And it also has the REAL quotes made by Pope Francis about WYD like this one:
“I have neither silver nor gold, but I bring with me the most precious thing given to me: Jesus Christ!” (Pope Francis, WYD 2013)
I remember the original guy who said that...
In the meantime, before you click and start sharing, try Google first ok?
We have "liturgists" and "canon lawyers" who use it a lot.
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