"Finally, I would like to say a word to you, my dear young Catholics of Scotland. I urge you to lead lives worthy of our Lord (cf. Eph 4:1) and of yourselves. There are many temptations placed before you every day – drugs, money, sex, pornography, alcohol – which the world tells you will bring you happiness, yet these things are destructive and divisive.
There is only one thing which lasts: the love of Jesus Christ personally for each one of you. Search for him, know him and love him, and he will set you free from slavery to the glittering but superficial existence frequently proposed by today’s society. Put aside what is worthless and learn of your own dignity as children of God. In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks us to pray for vocations: I pray that many of you will know and love Jesus Christ and, through that encounter, will dedicate yourselves completely to God, especially those of you who are called to the priesthood and religious life. This is the challenge the Lord gives to you today: the Church now belongs to you!"
Interesting question to ponder: is there any Anglican Primate, outside of Africa and Asia, who would be likely to say something similar to young people in a public address?
Pope Benedict, who said these words the other day in Scotland, believes a number of things which are disagreeable to those who are not Catholics. But here he says something which I think is most agreeable to Jesus Christ and to Scripture's witness to Jesus. I salute him for saying it.
Incidentally I am not alone as a conservative Anglican in appreciating this point of common accord with a leader of many Christians. On the strength of it I am prepared to grant the Pope an indulgence to cover the possibility of a less than honourable ecumenical gesture by shifting the date of the feast of beatified Newman. :)