>> Monday, July 14, 2008
'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.' Acts 1:8 - This is this year`s theme for the 2008 World Youth Day.
Thousands of Catholic youth from different parts of the world meet once again for the World Youth Day 2008 to witness the power of God`s love from July 15 to 20, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. WYD08 is the 10th international gathering since the first one in Argentina in 1987.
I believe that the youth - no matter what their color, shape and size - have commonalities in faith and that they can make a difference in the world today. Praying together as one church, I know that this event will have touched many young hearts, and in the process touch the lives of others as well. Blessed indeed are the youth who will participate in this great event founded by the Catholoc church.
For most of us who cannot participate in this event, we are lucky indeed to follow what is happening in the Official WYD08 Media Player.
I am praying for the success of this event. May the power of the Holy Spirit continue to enrich and empower the lives of the youth today so that tomorrow, they may become better leaders and the world will be a better place to live in.