Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cardinal Pell celebrates World Youth Day Opening Mass with over 140,000 people

Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd greeted pilgrims prior to the Mass, in several different languages. “You are here for this great celebration of life, this great celebration of faith and this great celebration of hope," said the Australian Prime Minister. "For this you are so much the light of the world at a time when the world has so much darkness."
This is a great message to be sending to our youth and one that I hope to carry with them back home.

In his homily Cardinal Pell called all to listen to Christ’s message saying,
“Christ’s call is to all who are suffering, not just Catholics or other
Christians, but especially to those without religion. Christ is calling you
home; to love, healing and community.”

We need to all pray for this...

This seems like a great start to what I'm sure we all hope will be a great and spiritual experience for all involved.