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He said: "I don't know if it will be me, but the pope will be in Panama!"

'Jesus is in them, in each of them, and, with marred features and broken voice'.

"To want to be close to Christ demands to be near to our brothers, because nothing is more pleasing to the Father than a concrete sign of mercy", said the Pope. "Women and men who are cheated, violated in their dignity, discarded", he added.

"You also are asked to foresee and prevent the negative consequences that can cause a distorted use of the knowledge and ability to manipulate life", he said April 9 during an audience with the Italian National Committee for Biosecurity, Biotechnologies and Life Sciences.

Two Swiss guards stand in front of St. Peter's Basilica prior to a Mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Later on, the 80-year-old pope expressed doubt if he would be around much longer for WYD in Panama in 2019.

While the pope, who is due to visit Egypt April 28-29, was celebrating the Mass for tens of thousands of people, the Vatican received word of the blast that killed at least 21 people and injured 50 in a Coptic church in the Nile Delta.

In his homily, the pope said that the day's celebration was "bittersweet".

"Rather, he is clearly a Messiah who comes in the guise of a servant, the servant of God and of man, and goes to his passion".

Scientists working in the field of biotechnology are called to use science to protect creation and to prevent methods that seek to control it, Pope Francis said.

Rather, the Lord had always warned his disciples that his was a path of suffering, and that the final victory would be achieved through his Passion and death on the cross.

He also encouraged them to pray for the patience "to carry our own cross, not to refuse it or set it aside, but rather, in looking to him, to take it up and to carry it daily". "It's awful. And it's bad to see young people who spend their lives on their couch".