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Pope's wordsto the young people of WYD


21/08/2005
Pope: Discover Christ to resolve forgetfulness of God and "do-it-yourself" religion

Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist, "the victory of love over hatred and over death" and appeals to youth to "adore" Christ and to take him to the world. Sunday, "a feast of God for us" is a source of pardon and of service to suffering and elderly people.


21/08/2005
Benedict XVI: The 2008 WYD will be in Sydney

More than a million people, 9,000 priests and 800 bishops attend the closing mass of WYD. It is a celebration of the universality of the Church. The Mass collection will go to the Holy Land and victims of the Tsunami.


20/08/2005
Pope: Terrorism is a "perverse and cruel decision" to be countered by inter-religious dialogue

Meeting representatives of Islamic communities, Benedict XVI urges "elimination from hearts of any trace of rancour" and opposition to all forms of violence. A strong appeal is made to hope and not to give in to apathy and disengagement.


20/08/2005
Pope: Adoring Jesus, following the defenceless power of his love is the true revolution
A masterly and fatherly homily to 800,000 youth at WYD. The challenge of faith and of the church as a path to true humanity and global solidarity.

19/08/2005
Pope at Cologne synagogue, "You build bridges towards Judaism," says Rabbi
The president of the Jewish community praises Benedict XVI's overtures. Pope reaffirms Catholic condemnation of anti-Semitism and calls on all to defend the sacredness of life, justice, world peace as the Decalogue commands.

18/08/2005
Pope: Take up John Paul's legacy and commit yourselves to serve Christ
Benedict XVI succeeds Pope John Paul II as young people's guide. He reserves special greetings for the youth of Asia.

07/08/2005
Pope: Youths in Cologne; worshipping Jesus is still up to date

Benedict XVI invites all the Church to prepare for World Youth Day. He also joins in the sorrow of victims of the airline disaster in Capo Gallo and their families.




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CHINA – VATICAN
The Vatican asks legitimate bishops to step aside in favour of illegitimate ones

John Baptist Lin

Last December, Mgr Peter Zhuang Jianjian of Shantou (Guangdong) was forced to go to Beijing where "a foreign prelate" from the Vatican asked him to leave his see to illicit bishop Joseph Huang Bingzhang. He had received the same request last October. Mgr Joseph Guo Xijin, ordinary bishop of Mindong, is expected to become the auxiliary or coadjutor of illicit Bishop Vincent Zhan Silu. Sinicizing the Chinese Church means supporting the principle of independence and follow the leadership of the Communist Party.


VATICAN - PERU
Pope in Peru: Young people, the heart can’t be “photoshopped”, because that’s where real love is found



At the Angelus in the Plaza de Armas, Pope Francis calls on young people to follow Jesus with all of themselves, without discouragement, in the example of St. Martin of Porres, the half-caste saint. Silent prayer for peace in the Republic of the Congo. To the bishops, the example of St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, an indefatigable evangelizer: "Today we would call him a 'street bishop'". To the contemplative religious the invitation to pray for the unity of the Peruvian Church.


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