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Pope takes themes for the next three World Youth Days from the Beatitudes
The decision was made public today. For the diocesan World Youth Day of 2014, the theme is "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Mt, 5:3). For that of 2015, the theme will be "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God" (Mt, 5:8). And for World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016, it will "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy" (Mt, 5:7).
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Young people must be rooted in the faith of their parents, Pope says
In YouCat, aide to the catechism for youth, Benedict XVI urges young people to know about their faith, study it, and discuss it on the Internet. They should not use the “evil” that recently struck at the “heart of the Church” as a pretext to flee from God.
15/03/2010 VATICAN - WYD
Pope: Youth, do not give up your dreams of fraternity, justice and peace
In his message for the next World Youth Day, Benedict XVI illustrating the Gospel story of the young rich man calls for youth to go against a culture that exalts a freedom without values and not to let themselves be overcome by the problems of the crisis.
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