Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Dear Father, you were kind enough to invite me to celebrate Holy Mass for the young people of “Juventutem” taking part this coming Summer in the Catholic World Youth Day in Krakow. I replied to you through my secretary saying that I was sorry not to be able to attend, owing to other commitments that did not enable me to come to Poland. I am writing to thank you for sending me this invitation and to assure you that I shall accompany this great gathering of young people with my prayers. Like John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, we must support young Christians with our pastoral care in order to lead them to Christ and to give them the opportunity of establishing a personal and intimate relationship with Him. Young people are the future of our society and of the Church.
Please accept the expression of my most cordial greetings and be assured of my prayers for all your intentions.
Robert Card. Sarah, Vatican City, 24th June 2016
Secretariat for the Economy:
Dear young Catholics of the Juventutem youth movement, I prayed for you and all the young adults gathered around Pope Francis last week in Krakow for the World Youth Day. As you know, urgent business at the Vatican prevented me from coming to Poland to deliver one of the official catecheses and to offer Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for your group. However, I am pleased to hear that six of my fellow bishops accompanied you. As you travel to your home countries, be assured of my prayer for all WYD participants. May you all help spread God’s mercy, with conviction and joy.
Signed: George Cardinal Pell, Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, 2nd August 2016