Thursday, July 21, 2011

EUROPE: SPAIN: WORLD YOUTH DAY CROSS AND ICON IN MADRID



The famous World Youth Day Cross and Icon of Our Lady have arrived in Madrid. The Cross originated in 1984 from the first World Youth Day. It has since then traveled with pilgrims to successive World Youth Day sites. According to the Official WYD website the Cross was entrusted to the youth with these words: "carry it throughout the world as a symbol of Christ's love for humanity, and announce to everyone that only in the death and resurrection of Christ can we find salvation and redemption." Pope John Paul II gave the youth an icon of Our Blessed Mother to accompany the cross. He said: "It will be a sign of Mary's motherly presence close to young people who are called, like the Apostle John, to welcome her into their lives,"
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