Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Mt 5: 8)”. This is the motto of the XXX. World Youth Day 2015, celebrated in the dioceses.

“Once I asked you the question: “Where is your treasure? In what does your heart find its rest?” (cf. Interview with Young People from Belgium, 31 March 2014). Our hearts can be attached to true or false treasures, they can find genuine rest or they can simply slumber, becoming lazy and lethargic. The greatest good we can have in life is our relationship with God. Are you convinced of this? Do you realize how much you are worth in the eyes of God? Do you know that you are loved and welcomed by him unconditionally, as indeed you are? Once we lose our sense of this, we human beings become an incomprehensible enigma, for it is the knowledge that we are loved unconditionally by God which gives meaning to our lives. Do you remember the conversation that Jesus had with the rich young man (cf. Mk 10:17-22)? The evangelist Mark observes that the Lord looked upon him and loved him (v. 21), and invited him to follow him and thus to find true riches. I hope, dear young friends, that this loving gaze of Christ will accompany each of you throughout life.”

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    14.12.06_Card Rylko in Divino Amore3“I am glad to be with you finally and to express to you – in the name of the Church – my sincere gratitude for your loyal and fruitful commitment to the human and Christian formation of the younger generations. In our days characterised by a great educational crisis, this is an extremely urgent mission.”

    Discover the Homily of Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko, president of the Pontifical Council for Laity at the Eurojam closing meeting in Rome, December 6th 2014:

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      Foto WYD WE WebsiteOn 25-26 October 2014, a UIGSE meeting to prepare for the Cracow 2016 World Youth Day was held in Warsaw. Martin Hafner, Federal commissioner, Paolo from Italy, Miguel from Spain, Charlotte from France and the Polish WYD team with Grzegorz Waligórski, project leader, Katarzyna Czerwińska, Jadwiga Szuba, Piotr Kucharczak and Zbigniew Minda were present. The participants shared every aspect of our participation project in the Cracow 2016 WYD. Grzegorz Waligórski and the Polish General commissioners have been talking with the Organisation Committee in Cracow for months, presenting our idea of participation which focusses on catechesis animation in parishes and on theatre performances in the evenings. This time, at the difference of Madrid 2011, we want to be more present in the programme activities rather than in logistics or volunteer services. One of the main conclusions of the weekend was a recommendation to the Polish team to be very active, to talk with many people in the Cracow Committee, to hold a lot of options open, especially regarding our UIGSE camp in Cracow during the WYD.