Published: November 26, 2008
Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto has called on Australian Catholics to keep alive the spirit of World Youth Day through creative initiatives to foster and renew pastoral youth ministry.
Addressing the opening session of the ACBC's Plenary Meeting, the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Lazzarotto recalled the grace filled experience of World Youth Day in Sydney last July, a nunciature media statement says.
He took the opportunity to renew Pope Benedict's gratitude to the bishops and his appreciation for the outstanding commitment with which the entire event was prepared and carried out.
In particular, referring to the opening celebrations in the various local communities in Australia, Archbishop Lazzarotto said he was most appreciative of the warm and generous welcoming offered to the young pilgrims who came from overseas and who were so well assisted in experiencing the deepest meaning of the entire event.
It is now of the utmost importance, highighted the Apostolic Nuncio, that the spirit of WYD is kept alive through appropriate and creative initiatives aimed at fostering and renewing pastoral youth ministryApostolic Nuncio recalls "grace-filled experience of WYD" in Sydney (Media Release, Nunciature, 26/11/08)