Message of the Holy Father for the 30th World Youth Day

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The Pontifical Council for the Laity released on February 17, 2015, the Message of the Holy Father for the 30th World Youth Day. WYD 2015 will be celebrated in the local Churches on March 29 on the theme "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Mt 5:8). This will be the final diocesan WYD before the next world gathering of youth in July 2016 in Cracow, Poland. In his Message, the Holy Father invites young people to be brave adventurers. "If you allow yourselves to discover the rich teachings of the Church on love, you will discover that Christianity does not consist of a series of prohibitions which stifle our desire for happiness, but rather a project for life capable of captivating our hearts."

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Last Updated on Wednesday, February 18 2015  
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