Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI For the 26th World Youth Day (2011)
Pope Benedict XVI has released his message for the next World Youth Day to be held in Madrid 2011 with the theme: “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith”.
Now, at a time when Europe greatly needs to rediscover its Christian roots, our meeting will take place in Madrid with the theme: “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” (cf. Col 2:7). I encourage you to take part in this event, which is so important for the Church in Europe and for the universal Church. I would like all young people – those who share our faith in Jesus Christ, but also those who are wavering or uncertain, or who do not believe in him – to share this experience, which can prove decisive for their lives. It is an experience of the Lord Jesus, risen and alive, and of his love for each of us. Pope Benedict XVI