Youth

16/01/2017
Pope Francis has addressed a letter to young people on the occasion of the presentation of the preparatory document for the coming XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “Young people, faith and vocation discernment,” a document intended to be “like a compass along this path.” These are some of the Pope’s beautiful words.

Dear young people, “I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart,” as ” a Father who invites you to ‘go’, to set out towards a future which is unknown but one which will ...

05/01/2017
Youth

Pope Francis’ encounter with the earthquake victims in the Italian regions of Marche, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo was opened with the Cross of the World Youth Day. Some young earthquake victims brought ...

21/06/2010
Youth

At the start of the extraordinary Holy Year of the Redemption 1983-84, Pope John Paul II decided to place a fourmetre high wooden cross in Saint Peter’s Basilica so that everyone could see it. At the ...

14/06/2010
Youth

In 2009, 17 young volunteers guided by the Centro San Lorenzo took the World Youth Day Cross to those affected by the earthquake in Aquila. It was a time of grace and intense consolation. Desiring ...