Bridges not walls

January, 2007

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Preparations are proceeding very well for the next World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has taken the theme of the Days from Acts 1/8: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses”. Just as the iconic symbol of Sydney is its big bridge – the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we want bridges of the Holy Spirit to be built all around the world as Catholic Youth gather in one of the most beautiful cities of the world. I encourage everyone to visit the official WYD website ( to find out all about the exciting events that are planned. It will probably be the biggest gathering of people in Australia’s history. And it will be a marvellous manifestation of the action of the Holy Spirit in pulling down the walls of ignorance and indifference to Jesus and the strengthening of the love of Jesus, our bridge, and bridge builder to the Father of all mercies. Come and join us! All of us, including the kangaroos, are waiting for you!

Bridges not walls