“Two thousand years ago, twelve Apostles gave their lives to make Christ known and loved. . . .
Throughout the centuries since then, the Gospel has continued to spread by means of men and women inspired by that same missionary fervor. Today, there is a need for disciples of Christ who give unstintingly of their time and energy to serve the Gospel. There is a need for young people who will allow God’s love to burn within them and who will respond generously to his urgent call… . I assure you that the Spirit of Jesus today is inviting you young people to be bearers of the good news of Jesus to your contemporaries… . Each one of you must have the courage to promise the Holy Spirit that you will bring one young person to Jesus Christ in the way you consider best.” (Pope Benedict XVI, Letter in Preparation for World Youth Day…
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