Rabat - In an Easter week sermon delivered in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis recently told young people around the world to stand up and fight for their beliefs and their legitimate role in shaping society. “It is up to you not to keep quiet,” said the pontiff. He was reacting in part to the response by hundreds of thousands of young people and teenagers across the United States who marched on state capitols and in Washington, DC to make their voices heard on gun control following the shooting deaths of 17 students at a high school in Parkland, Florida on February 14.

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Mark Mahon served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer near Errachidia (2013-15).