World Youth Day Steps Up a Gear


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(02 July 10 - RV)Pope Benedict XVI today received a group of Spanish organizers of World Youth Day 2011, which is scheduled to take place in Madrid.

Pope Benedict greeted the delegation led by the Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, saying many young people have their eyes on the beautiful city of Madrid, and anxiously await the joyful opportunity to listen together to the Word of Christ, to share the faith that unites them and the desire they have to build a better world.

The Pope invited everyone present to continue to cooperate generously in the preparations for World Youth Day, which he called a wonderful initiative that is not simply a mass meeting, but an excellent opportunity for young people the world over, to be captivated by the love of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Mary, the faithful friend, the conqueror of sin and death.
He who trusts, said Pope Benedict, will never be disappointed, but find the strength to choose the right path in life.