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Pope John Paul II Angelus on World Youth Day

/ 05:42 PM January 08, 2015
Pope John Paul II's visit to the Philippines in 1995

Pope John Paul II gives his thanks to the Philippines, from the Church to the government, for welcoming him on World Youth Day. (Word cloud made with Wordle)

This is the 10th speech of Pope John Paul II during his second trip to the Philippines from January 12 to 16, 1995.

To read the rest of his speeches and statements, click here.

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ANGELUS
HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II
Rizal Park of Manila (Philippines)
Sunday, 15 January 1995

My dear friends,

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The Tenth World Youth Day is coming to an end and we must say good–bye until the next time. I wish to thank everyone who made this great meeting possible: the generous citizens of Manila who have hosted and assisted us during these days, the police, the fire–department, the medical personnel, the broadcasters of radio and television.

We are all grateful to Cardinal Sin, the Archbishop of Manila, and to all the volunteers who have put so much effort into this event.

A special word of recognition goes to Cardinal Pironio and the Pontifical Council for the Laity in appreciation of all that they do in organizing the World Youth Days.

I thank Cardinal Vidal and the President of the Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Morelos, along with the entire Philippine Hierarchy, and all the Cardinals and Bishops who have come from other parts of the world and there are still more: good sign!

I also wish to say a warm word of thanks to President Ramos and the members of the Government: and to the Mayor of Manila and his collaborators. Very, very grateful. They have taken the World Youth Day to heart and have been most kind and helpful.

Above all, I wish to thank you, young people girls and boys. Your commitment to Christ and the Church is a source of hope for all of us, and a challenge to your leaders and your Bishops to be close to you and to work with you for a better Christian community and for a better world.

And now I try to pass to the different languages, not all the languages of the forum but the majority of the languages spoken in the forum.

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Source: Vatican.va

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