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The message from Pope Francis in the WYD in Panama in ten phrases

Panama / Pope Francis spoke of the right of young people to question their environment and to have a foundation, of the sins of the Church, of the need for more inclusion and to fight against corruption, during the World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama.

Francis arrived in Panama last Wednesday to participate until Sunday in the meeting and offered 10 speeches, including three homilies and an Angelus, before hundreds of thousands of people, government officials, diplomats and the Central American clergy.

The WYD in Panama – the next one will be celebrated in 2022 in Lisbon – leaves these phrases of the Pontiff:

.- “How easy it is to criticize young people and spend time murmuring if we deprive them of job, educational and community opportunities from which they hold on and dream of the future”.

.- The Pope cried out against the attempt of our societies to “reassure and numb young people so they don’t make noise, so they don’t ask their-selves or ask questions, so they don’t question their-selves or question”.

.- “Mary, the ‘influencer’ of God (…) was a young girl from Nazareth, she didn’t appear in the social networks of that time, and she wasn’t an ‘influencer’ woman, but without wanting that or seeking that, she became into the woman who most influenced in the history”.

.- The life of salvation that Jesus gives is not “a salvation hung in the cloud” waiting to be downloaded “, nor a new” application “or a mental exercise resulting from self-improvement techniques, nor a tutorial with which to learn the last novelty, “but an invitation to be part of a love story that is interwoven with our stories.”

.- “The tiredness of hope is born to see a Church wounded by their sin and that so many times has not heard so many screams in which the Master’s cry was hidden”, and provokes “the worst possible heresies for our time: think that the Lord and our communities have nothing to say or contribute in this new world that is brewing. “

.- “Many of the migrants have a young face, they look for a greater good for their families, they don’t fear to risk and leave everything in order to offer the minimum of conditions that guarantee a better future”.

.- The Way of the Cross of Christ “is prolonged in the hidden and outrageous pain of those who, instead of solidarity on the part of a society replete with abundance, find rejection, pain and misery”.

.- The pilgrims of WYD “belie and disprove all those discourses that are concentrated and strive to sow division, to exclude or expel those who ‘are not like us'”.

.- “There are many young people who have been painfully seduced with immediate answers that mortgaged their lives” which has led them to conflict situations, among which he cited “domestic violence, feminicide – what a plague our continent is experiencing in this sense- , armed gangs and criminals, drug trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors and not so minor, etc.

.- Francis encouraged young people to “lead a life that demonstrates that public service is synonymous with honesty and justice, and antonym of any form of corruption.” We must “have the audacity” to create “a culture of greater transparency among governments, the private sector and the population”. (January 28, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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En el texto se habla de...  
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los preparativos para la próxima JMJ.
B
lo que dijo el papa Francisco durante la última JMJ.
C
unos mensajes de los fieles al papa Francisco.
Question 2
Según el texto, la última JMJ se celebró...  
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en Portugal.
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en Panamá.
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en Italia.
Question 3
El papa Francisco estuvo...  
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más de una semana en Panamá por la JMJ.
B
solo un fin de semana en Panamá.
C
varios días en Panamá por la JMJ.
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Según el texto, la sociedad quiere una juventud 'adormecida'...  
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para que sea dócil y no ponga en duda nada.
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para que haya más división entre la sociedad.
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para que sea crítica con todo.
Question 5
Según el texto, el papa Francisco pidió a los jóvenes...  
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ser valientes para que haya más transparencia en los gobiernos.
B
evitar luchar contra la corrupción.
C
no hacer nada osado.
Question 6
Según el vídeo, el papa Francisco pidió...    
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a los jóvenes que no imiten a nadie.
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a los jóvenes que no traten de influir en el mundo.
C
a los jóvenes que imiten a la virgen María.
Question 7
Según el vídeo, el papa Francisco...
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no utilizó un lenguaje juvenil.
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utilizó un lenguaje juvenil.
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evitó utilizar términos que utilizan los jóvenes.
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Un significado de 'adormercer' es...  
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'despertar'.
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'cuestionar'.
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'acallar'.
Question 2
'Desmentir' es...  
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confirmar la veracidad de algo.
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preguntar.
C
decir que algo no es verdad.
Question 3
Un sinónimo de 'osadía' es...  
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'prudencia'.
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'valentía'.
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'cobardía'.
Question 4
'Feminicidio' es...  
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una ayuda a una mujer.
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el asesinato de una mujer.
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el asesinato de un hombre o de una mujer.
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Un significado de 'clamar' es...    
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'ayudar'.
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'escuchar'.
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'exigir'.
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