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Youth Pilgrims ‘Write a New Chapter’ for South Sudan

Amy SmithBishop Christian Carlassare (center) walks with youth on the nine-day pilgrimage wearing a scarf that belongs to scouts from his hometown in Italy.

‘Along the way, in all the villages we passed through, there were people who were full of joy to see young people. I think we were the hope, somehow, for all the people who were seeing us and a hope for the country,’ recalls Bishop Christian Carlassare of the nine-day pilgrimage to meet Pope Francis.