Pope Benedict XVI- Apostolic Journey to Portugal
Youth at Apostolic Nunciature
"Thank You for Your Joyful Witness to Christ"
At the Apostolic Nunciature in Lisbon
May 11, 2010
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Dear Young Friends,
I appreciated the lively and numerous participation of young people
in this afternoon’s Mass on the Terreiro do Paço, a clear indication
of their faith and their desire to build their future on the Gospel
of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your joyful witness to Christ, who is
eternally young, and thank you for the kindness you have shown to
his humble Vicar on earth by gathering here this evening. You have
come to wish me good night and from my heart I thank you; but now
you must let me go and sleep, otherwise the night will not be good,
and tomorrow awaits us.
I am very happy in being able to join the multitude of pilgrims to
Fatima on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Beatification
of Francisco and Jacinta. With Our Lady’s help, they learned to
recognize God’s light in the depths of their hearts and to adore it
in their lives. May the Virgin Mary obtain the same grace for you
and may she protect you! I continue to count on you and on your
prayers that this Visit to Portugal may bear abundant fruit. And
now, with great affection, I give you my blessing, in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Good night! See you tomorrow.
[Translation by ZENIT]
at the One they Pierced!
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