Who are we?
The Movement "We're4thePope", formerly known as " NoiPerBenedetto", born in June 2012, under the patronage of the Pontifical Lateran University on the occasion of the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul to testify, in St. Peter's Square, the proximity of young people to Pope. It is an international movement of young Catholics inspired by the words of the Popes, to be an active and courageous in the Church, free from any temporal connotation, but not indifferent to what is happening in today's. The International Observatory of Young Catholics is the result, but at the same time a point of begin , of the journey so far carried out by the Movement , especially after the first International Meeting of Young Catholics for Social Justice , held 20 to 24 March 2013 at the Pontifical Lateran University under the patronage of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization. The Observatory aims to be a door that connects the youth of the world with the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, and that in the person of the Roman Pontiff, becomes the cornerstone and the guide of every Christians. This Organism it also aims to make young people true consultants to make society more just and the Church more their home, discovering the beauty of Christ and the support through the faith."We're4thePope", which will provide the concrete support to the Observatory, aims to enhance the ability of youth, the central role of youth in the life of the Church , the new evangelization, the continue renewal of the Faith, the support and help to the outskirts (both material and spiritual) of the young generations and the defense and promotion of the Faith , thanks to the knowledge and valorization of the teaching of the Gospel and the Social Doctrine of the Church. The concrete actions that the Movement aims are about preparing young people to dialogue with the secular reality, the debate on the issues of greatest interest in the social and public statements, as well as active involvement in the various local contexts, especially many young Catholics who live in the furthest and difficult context. This is supported also by modern media and social instrument of communication, action awareness-raising through social networks and especially the enthusiasm of the young people who can be called the world powers with which the Church must be united to face the tsunami of secularization. In this difficult time, we want to go against the current and build something really useful for young Catholics all over the world. Our guidelines and constant reminder are two speeches of two great Popes, Francis and Benedict XVI: "I wanted to tell you this and say to you, have courage, go forward and make noise. Where there are young people so should there be noise. Then things settle down but the dream of a young person is to make noise forever. Go ahead! In life there will always be people who suggest that you slow down, blocking your path. Please go against the current. Be courageous boys and girls: go against the current. [...] Go against the tide of this civilization that is harming itself. Do you understand this? Go against the current: this means making noise, go ahead but with the values of beauty, goodness and truth. I wanted to tell you this. I wish you all well, do good work with joy in your heart: joyful young people! And therefore I would like to give you my blessing. But first let’s pray together to Our Lady who is the Mother of beauty, the Mother of goodness and the Mother of truth, that she may give us the grace of courage, because Our Lady was courageous, this woman she had courage! She was good, good, good! Let’s ask her, who is in heaven, who is our Mother, that she gives us the courage to go forward, to go against the tide. All together, just as you are, let’s pray a Hail Mary to Our Lady."(Francis, Regina Coeli, 21 April 2013) "I have come here to renew feelings of deep communion and spiritual closeness to the Successor of Peter [...] young Catholics gathered spontaneously in groups through social networks: thank you for your presence! Dear friends, I cordially thank you for this gesture of affection and for your efforts in support of my ministry and to foster everywhere a courageous and active Christian witness" (Benedict XVI, Angelus, 29 June 2012 - Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul).