Monday, August 22, 2011

"We Are the Youth of the Pope!"

That was the chant of the nearly 2 million participants at World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. God Bless them!

"Pope Benedict XVI challenged nearly 2 million young people to be 'apostles of the 21st century,' as he closed World Youth Day (WYD) ceremonies in Madrid on August 21.

“'There is no reason to lose heart,' the Pope told WYD participants. He assured them that their contemporaries will respond to the Gospel message, as idealistic young people invariably respond 'when one proposes to them, in sincerity and truth, an encounter with Jesus Christ.' In the final remarks of his 4-day visit to Spain, the Pontiff said that the WYD participants would return to their own homes as 'missionaries of the Gospel.'”

Incredible crowds!

Very cool outdoor confessionals!

And a radiant Holy Father!

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