Also, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI recently said, "I invite the whole Church to share in this new stage of the great pilgrimage of young people across the world, begun in 1985 by the Servant of God John Paul II. I am certain that from all the corners of the earth Catholics will be united with me and with all the young people gathered - as in the Cenacle - in Sydney, intensely invoking the Holy Spirit so that he will flood hearts with the inner light of love of God and of brothers, and of courageous initiative to introduce Jesus' eternal message in the diversity of languages and cultures."
As articulated by our Holy Father, we invite each of you to be united with us on this pilgrimage and we shall also carry all of you with us as we make this pilgrimage into the heart of the Church with the Vicar of Christ. There we shall all encounter the Risen Lord together. Come, let us be on our way!