ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
A U.S. flag that has appeared at every World Youth Day over the past decade in remembrance of 9/11 victims has arrived in Madrid.
You, you are the generation of Benedict XVI. It is not the same as that of John Paul II. Your "place in life" has its peculiarities. Your problems and life circumstances have changed. Globalization, new technologies in communication, the economic crisis... has been a determining factor in your life sometimes for better and often times for worst. Jesus is searching you to put down roots in the heart of young people of the Third Millennium. Answer him yes with a complete hope...
World Youth Day pilgrims got down to business in Madrid on Wednesday as the first catechesis classes were held in locations throughout the city.
Pilgrims in Madrid will have plenty to do during World Youth Day! On Wednesday night, one of the main attractions is a film festival in the city's Fuencarral street. Some of the films that will be featured are "Cristiada", "There be Dragons" and "Of Gods and Men".
The day prior to his departure for Spain, the Holy Father requested prayers for his trip during Wednesday's general audience in Rome.
Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko welcomed the more than 500,000 young people who flooded the Plaza de Cibeles at the World Youth Day Madrid 2011 opening Mass on Aug. 16.
A cloudless blue sky turned to inky night as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims participated in the opening Mass for World Youth Day, celebrated by Madrid Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela in the Plaza de Cibeles.
It's official, World Youth Day is finally here! The big event kicked off Tuesday night with an opening Mass in Madrid's Plaza de Cibeles, one of the city's main attractions. It was filled with thousands of young people from every corner of the world!
During the last Sunday Angelus before World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, the Holy Father greeted Spanish-speaking groups in Rome and asked for their prayers for the event. One group that was addressed particularly was the first ever pilgrimage group from Cuba!
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