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At audience, Pope asks prayers for WYD success

August 15, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI asked for prayers for the success of this week’s World Youth Day festivities during his Angelus audience on Sunday, August 14.

The Pope offered special recognition to a group of young pilgrims from Cuba, the first delegation from that island nation to attend World Youth Day. Led by Havana’s Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, the Cuban group made a stop at the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo on the way to Madrid.

On the following day—August 15, the feast of the Assumption—the Holy Father again spoke to the faithful who gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence. “This feast speaks about our future,” he said. He observed that “In May, we see the goal toward which all those who have offered their life to Jesus are walking.”


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