Palm Sunday: a Step Closer to Cologne

ROME, MARCH 11, 2005 ( John Paul II’s vicar for Rome is beginning preparations for this summer’s World Youth Day.

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The traditional Palm Sunday meeting of youth in the Basilica of St. John Lateran will have Eucharistic adoration as its focus. The March 20 meeting will serve as a preparation for the world event in Cologne, Germany, this Aug. 15-21, according to the Vicariate of Rome.

Cardinal Camillo Ruini will substitute the Pope in leading the reflection on the topic of the World Youth Day: “We Have Come to Worship Him.” The Holy Father will send a message for the occasion.

Father Daniel Ange, French monk and founder of Jeunesse Lumiere, a Catholic international school of prayer and evangelization, will preach on the Eucharist.

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