As thunder, lightning and wind whipped through the World Youth Day prayer vigil this past August, Pope Benedict XVI was advised to leave the event three times. But he insisted that if the young people stayed, then he would too. Read the full story here: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/in-the-face-of-the-storm-pope-benedict-stood-strong/
Pope Benedict XVI told over a million young pilgrims to World Youth Day that the best way to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is through the Catholic Church. Read more here: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/at-closing-mass-pope-tells-youth-to-follow-christ-through-his-church/
Pope Benedict XVI has told over 4,500 students for the priesthood that they should spend their years of study becoming saints as well as priests. Read our story here: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-calls-upon-seminarians-to-become-saints/
Pope Benedict XVI met with young religious sisters and later with young university professors on Aug. 19 at the royal site of El Estorial. He emphasized the importance of the sisters’ radical consecration and urged the professors to be a source of encouragement for students. Read the full story here: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-offers-encouragement-to-young-religious-sisters-and-professors/
Pilgrims at WYD 2011 in Madrid, Spain are full of stories. Courtesy of www.OneBillionStories.com
.Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Madrid for World Youth Day 2011, to the delight of a massive throng of young people. Over the next four days, he will meet and pray with over a million young pilgrims.