Pope’s quotes: Generations

A quote from Pope Francis:

“There are times when generations of young people, for complex historical and cultural reasons, feel a deeper need to be independent from their parents, ‘breaking free,’ as it were, from the legacy of the older generation. It is a kind of adolescent rebellion. But unless the encounter, the meeting of generations, is re-established, unless a new and fruitful intergenerational equilibrium is restored, what results is a serious impoverishment for all, and the freedom which prevails in society is actually a false freedom, which almost always becomes a form of authoritarianism.”

— Meeting with elderly and their families, St. Peter’s Square, Sept. 28, 2014

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