ANGELUS - (Remembrance of 34th Annual World Youth Day)
St. Peter's Square
Palm Sunday and Passion of the Lord, 14 April 2019
Dear brothers and sisters,
I greet all of you who have participated in this celebration and those who have joined us through the various media. This greeting extends to all the young people who today, around their Bishops, celebrate Youth Day in every diocese of the world. Dear young people, I invite you to make the indications of the recent Apostolic Exhortation Christus vivit, fruit of the Synod that also involved many of your peers, yourselves and live in everyday life. In this text each of you can find fruitful cues for your life and your journey of growth in faith and in service to your brothers.
In the context of this Sunday I wanted to offer all of you gathered in St. Peter's Square a special crown of the Rosary. These olive wood crowns were made in the Holy Land expressly for the World Youth Meeting in Panama last January and for Today's Day. I therefore renew my appeal to the young and to all to pray the Rosary for peace, especially for peace in the Holy Land and in the Middle East.
And now we turn to the Virgin Mary, to help us live Holy Week well.
Angelus Domini ...