When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, Pope tells teens

Posted April 27, 2016 3:12 pm by The Record

When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, Pope tells teens

Pope Francis hears confession of a youth on 23 April in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photo: CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters

By Junno Arocho Esteves
Happiness “is not an app that you can download on your phones, nor will the latest update help you become free and great in loving,” Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers.
Youth from around the world recently flocked to Rome for a special Year of Mercy event for teens aged 13 to16. The celebrations began on 23 April with confessions in St Peter’s Square.
The Pope caught many off guard as he made an unannounced visit to the

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