MADRID (EWTN News) — A week ago, Samantha Betor and Rosali Mendiz didn’t know each other. Now the teenage pair from Massachusetts are best friends, united in their Catholic faith, thanks to World Youth Day 2011.
“Oh my goodness. It’s been indescribable,” 17-year-old Mendiz, from Westfield, Mass., told EWTN News at the closing Mass at Cuarto Vientos airbase on Aug. 21.
“Just getting to see the Pope and stuff like that — I would never have thought in a million years I’d get this opportunity.”
The two girls come from different parts of their state, but they were both part of a Diocese of Springfield, Mass., pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Madrid.
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