World over is experiencing a kind of hidden euthanasia which has torn apart the generation based on cultural bonding, career centralism and futuristic society. It takes great courage for Pope Francis, while speaking at the meeting with Argentinian pilgrims in Rio for World Youth Day on July 27, to say that the present generation has made money into such a god that we are now faced with a philosophy and a practice which excludes the two ends of life that are most full of promise for peoples.
Pope Francis also pointed out that there is a kind of hidden euthanasia, that is, we do not take care of the elderly; but there is also a cultural euthanasia, because we do not allow them to speak, we do not allow them to act. And there is the exclusion of the young. The percentage of our young people without work, without employment, is very high and we have a generation with no experience of the dignity gained through work. This civilization, in other words, has led us to exclude the two peaks that make up our future, said the Pope.