28th WORLD YOUTH DAY
St Peter's Square
Palm Sunday, 24
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
At the end of this celebration, we
invoke the intercession of the Virgin Mary, that she may
accompany us during
Holy Week. May she, who
followed her Son with faith all the way to Calvary, help
us to walk behind him, carrying his Cross with serenity
and love, so as to attain the joy of Easter. May
Our Lady of Sorrows support especially those who are
experiencing difficult situations. My thoughts
turn to the people afflicted with tuberculosis, as today
is the World Day against this disease. To Mary I
entrust especially you, dear young people, and your path
towards Rio de Janeiro.
Until July in Rio! Prepare
your hearts spiritually.
I wish you all much joy on your
Angelus Domini ...