The pope’s reply was very comforting…
“Why do children suffer so much? Why do children suffer?” the Pope asked in return.
“When the heart is unable to answer itself and cry, then we can understand,” he said.
The pontiff then called on the youth to learn how to weep.
“I invite each one of you here to ask yourselves, have I learned how to weep, how to cry? Have I learned to weep for somebody who has left to one side? Have I learned to weep for someone who has a drug problem? Have I learned to weep for someone who suffered abuse?”
“This is the first thing I’d like to say: Let’s learn how to weep…Let us learn, really learn how to weep, how to cry,” the Pope further said.