Vatican City, Aug 28, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Pope Benedict XVI reflected on last week’s World Youth Day celebrations in Cologne once again during the Sunday Angelus, calling it “an extraordinary ecclesial experience.”
By their presence, the young people issued a message to their pastors: “Help us to be disciples and witnesses to Christ,” the Pope said.
Youth and all communities of faith and their pastors must be more conscious of the fundamental place of evangelization. “Where God does not hold first place, where he is not known or worshipped as the Supreme Goodness, there human dignity is in danger,” he said.
In speaking with German bishops, the Pope recalled that adoration is not a luxury but a priority.