UK Launches World Youth Day Video Campaign

Pilgrims Encourage Peers to Participate

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LONDON, MARCH 23, 2011 ( The organizers of Benedict XVI’s visit to the United Kingdom launched a video campaign to encourage young people to respond to the Pope’s invitation to World Youth Day in Madrid.

Three new videos, which were released through the Papal Visit Facebook page, feature two young Catholics, Claz Gomez, blogger and pilgrim, and Paschal Uche, the youth chosen to address the Pontiff during his visit to Westminster Cathedral last September.

The youth encourage their peers to respond to the Holy Father’s invitation, which he gave in Hyde Park last year with these words: «Let me finish these few words by warmly inviting you to join me next year in Madrid for World Youth Day.

«It is always a wonderful occasion to grow in love for Christ and to be encouraged in a joyful life of faith along with thousands of other young people. I hope to see many of you there!»

Gomez noted that her participation in the 2008 youth day in Sydney left an «indelible» mark on her life.

Uche agreed that this event is «something that you carry with you for the rest of your life.»

He added: «Each individual’s experience will be different.

«You will encounter Christ — in his diversity; in his love and in his joy. I would strongly advise young people to come along to World Youth Day, Madrid.»

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