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YOUTH SHOW DESIRE FOR HOLINESS

Rome, 18 (NE) The International Youth Forum concluded its sessions on Tuesday, August 15. On Saturday, August 19, at the Tor Vergata esplanade, Pope John Paul II will read before the World Youth Day participants the conclusions and the fruit of the deliberations carried out at the Forum.

Commenting on the conclusions edited by the more than 300 delegates of the International Forum, Monsignor Renato Boccardo, responsible for the youth section of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, pointed out that they reflect the youth's desire for holiness, as well as their adhesion to the Holy Father. He also said that the participants of the Forum "have welcomed the Pope's words contained in the message of this World Journey: 'Don’t be afraid of being the saints of the Third Millennium'. They are also conscious of the urgency of generously responding to what the Church and the world expect from them."

He also indicated in an interview granted to the Fides agency- that the young people did understand that "Jesus became a man and that He reconstitutes man in his original dignity, redeeming and calling him back to the friendship with Himself" and that the answer to Godīs action in man shall be holiness. Pope John Paul II's message to the youth on the World Youth Encounter is "a missionary call: be evangelizers! The missionary enterprise is constant: The Pope urges the youth to announce to other young people what they have experienced."



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