World Youth Day themes

From the Vatican Press Office today:

The Holy Father has chosen the themes for the next three World Youth Days. This is to help build a spiritual itinerary that will lead to the international WYD scheduled to take place in Madrid (Spain) from 16 to 21 August 2011:

– 24th World Youth Day (2009)
“We have set our hope on the living God” (1 Tm 4:10)

– 25th World Youth Day (2010)
“Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mk 10:17)

– 26th World Youth Day (2011)
“Rooted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” (cf Col 2:7)

And to think we’re approaching the quarter-century mark for World Youth Days.  A beautiful legacy of Pope John Paul II.  And amazing to think that many folks who attended the first one (in Rome) would have children of their own old enough now to attend World Youth Day.

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