Sep 8, 2008 / 11:45 am
Xt3.com users received special messages from Pope Benedict and the Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, Cardinal George Pell to mark 50 days after the closing of World Youth Day 2008. The prelates recalled the celebrations during the events and invited the young pilgrims to continue building their relationship with Jesus.
Each of the 30,000 users of Xt3.com received a short message from the Pope on Monday. The message reads:
Fifty days ago we were together for the celebration of Mass.
Today I greet you on the birthday of Mary, Mother of the Church.
Empowered by the Spirit and courageous like Mary, your pilgrimage of faith fills the Church with life!
Soon I am to visit France. I ask you all to join me in praying for the young people of France.
May we all be rejuvenated in hope! --BXVI”
Xt3.com, a social networking site, was launched prior to World Youth Day 2008 as a way for pilgrims to connect before their visit and for young people who were not able to travel to Sydney to experience WYD in real time.