So far we have been trying to post just once a day. This evening we were at the official opening ceremony and Mass. As with so many things during this pilgrimage the opening ceremony was incredibly moving.
The thousands and thousands of young people who were on Copacabana Beach began chanting 'Esta es la joventud del Papa' which means 'this is the youth of the Pope'. Who says the Church is no longer irrelevant to young people? On the beach this evening the young chanted with almost one voice that they are the youth of the pope, we are faithful to him and to Christ.
Please pray for us and for all young people attending WYD this week. May all young people be the young people of the pope, may they show the world that following Christ means something in today's world.