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Pope invites to prayers for vocations to consecrated life
    In his message for next May's World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope John Paul II has recalled 'the many young people who thirst for values and yet who are often unable to find the way that leads to them'.
    He said: "And so we need to lead them to meet the Lord and help them to establish a deep relationship with Him."
    He also stressed the urgency of the need for vocations. "We turn our attention, in a special way, to the need and to the urgent requirement for ordained ministers, and for persons who are ready to follow Christ on the arduous path of consecrated life in the profession of the evangelical counsels."