Amid economic growth, Pope Francis urges Mauritius to care for the young, poor
Pope Francis urged the local church and government to make greater efforts to listen to and involve the island’s young people in every aspect of life. Photo: Paul Haring/CNS.
By Cindy Wooden
Statistical indicators show Mauritius’ rapid economic growth has benefited all sectors of society, lifting thousands out of poverty over the past 30 years, but Pope Francis still urged the island’s Catholics to be careful.
The danger is that “we can yield to the temptation to lose our enthusiasm for evangelisation by taking refuge in worldly securities that slowly but surely not only affect the mission, but actually hamper it and prevent