Benedict XVI at WYD: “Let no one take away your peace, don’t be ashamed of Christ”
Benedict XVI is now in Madrid. The papal plane landed at Barajas airport at noon. He was then greeted by the local Church and civil authorities, including the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, who thanked the pope for his third visit to Spain.
The King of Spain also took time to remember the visits of John Paul II.
Don Juan Carlos
King of Spain
“We dedicate a special remembrance to John Paul II who also made his third trip to Spain in 1989 for the fourth World Youth Day in Santiago de Compostela. For the second time, this youth event has returned to Spain and welcomes young people from every corner of the Earth.”
The king spoke about the high unemployment currently facing many Spanish youth.
The pope also noted the concerns expressed by young people in finding work or feeling discrimination for their faith.
“I say again to young people, with all the strength of my heart: let no one take away your peace, don’t be ashamed of Christ. He had no qualms about becoming one of us and experiencing our anguish to bring us to God, and by doing this he saved us.”
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