“Do you believe that you can change the world?” asked Pope Francis to the youth in the Welcoming Ceremony this evening. He actually asked this same question a few times, and waited for the answer of the crowd.
The Pope arrived with the Tram to the Blonia field. After that, he passed through the field in his Popemobile. The youth made a huge party whenever he was close.
A moving part of the ceremony was when several saints were presented as models to the youth. They were saints from different times and cultures, but had in common a great love for God and young age. Some of them are well known: St Maria Goretti and St Therese of Liseaux.
During the homily, Pope Francis invited the youth to make the most of their lives with Jesus Christ. He is our real friend.
Tomorrow will pray the Stations of the Cross with the Pope! See you all!