.- The Vatican newspaper LâOsservatore Romano called the presence of large numbers of young people in St. Peterâs Square gathered to pray for the Pope during his final hours a âspontaneous World Youth Day.â The official Vatican daily noted the âmoving testimony of prayer and affection of a generation who see him as their Pope.â
Pointing out that âthis time it was not him who convened them,â the article emphasized that the thousands of young people âhave come spontaneously,â moved by something in their souls. There was no need to schedule a date, a time or a place.
Lastly the Vatican paper noted that âthis âappointment,â which was not on anybodyâs calendar, was already written on the schedules of everyoneâs heart. Like an improvised and unscheduled World Youth Day.â