By Ann Schneible Vatican City, Nov 14, 2014 / 04:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA)

Addressing the children who filled the chapel at the Santa Marta residence on Nov. 14, Pope Francis said that – in an age dominated by images and cellphones – the faithful must rely on example, rather than words, to transmit the faith to young ones.

As he looked out onto the young congregation comprised predominantly of children from a Roman parish, Pope said it was as though he was looking at “a promise,” and at “the world that will be.” With this in mind, he asked: “what do we leave” these children, who are our future?