Pope Benedict XVI challenges young Catholics to be “missionaries of joy” in his message for this Sunday’s World Youth Day on April 1.
“Be enthusiastic witnesses of the New Evangelization! Go to those who are suffering and those who are searching, and give them the joy that Jesus wants to bestow,” says the Pope in his address, the text of which was issued to the media on March 27.
“Bring it to your families, your schools and universities, and your workplaces and your friends; wherever you live. You will see how it is contagious.”
The Pope’s letter marks the Church’s 27th World Youth Day, which will be celebrated in 2012 at the diocesan level. The theme for this year is taken from St....READ MORE