Pope addresses young crowd in English

Sao Paulo, May 10, 2007 / 06:27 pm (CNA).- During the gathering with the Youth at the soccer stadium of Pacaembú, Pope Benedict briefly addressed the crown in English, inviting English-speaking participants to respond "generously" to God's call.

Few US flags were visible among the 35,000 youth when the Pope said in English: "My dear young friends, like the young man in the Gospel who asked Jesus: “What good deed must I do, to have eternal life?”, you are all seeking ways to respond generously to God’s call. I pray that you may listen to his saving words and that you may become his witnesses for the peoples of today. May God pour out upon all of you his blessings of peace and joy."

The Pope's words in English followed few words in French with similar message, thus giving to the event a significant international flavor.
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