The cardinal Archbishop of Madrid officiates the inaugural mass of WYD. The ceremony has been plagued by rrencias to Pope Juan Pablo II. The Cardinal and Archbishop of Madrid, Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, has opened this Tuesday the world youth day (WYD) encouraging young people to take up the challenge of new evangelisation in a world marked by a rampant spiritual and moral relativism. (Source: Dropbox). Rouco has been expressed so in the homily at the mass for the inauguration of the WYD young newcomers from around the world to attend the appointment with Pope Benedicto XVI, before it will begin on Thursday. The cardinal has concelebrado mass with nearly 800 bishops, archbishops and Cardinals who had come from all over the world, as well as about 8,000 priests. After recalling the figure of Fr.
apa Juan Pablo II, promoter of the youth days, Rouco has pointed out that the young people gathered in Madrid are the generation of Benedicto XVI, a generation marked by globalization, new communication technologies, the economic crisis, factors that determine them for better and often for worse. Thus, he has raised that it is tempts youngsters of today, with existential roots weakened by a rampant relativism spiritual and moral, locked by the dominant power and without finding solid grounds for their lives in today’s society and culture, powerfully to make them lose the orientation of the journey of their lives. How will not hesitate at times your faith?, asked Rouco, who has encouraged young people to endorse the motto of this day: rooted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith. Thus, he has stated them only Jesucristo shows the path and the goal of true happiness, not only to young Catholics, but also to your friends away from religious practice and, even, the faith. Therefore it has predicted that Benedicto XVI going to ask if they accept the formidable and beautiful challenge of the new evangelization of his contemporaries.