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Ugandans Celebrate World Youth Day in Krakow

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st July 2016 10:44 AM

The National Catholic Youth Leader Joyce Zako, who led the delegation of Ugandans to Krakow, said Ugandans are happy to participate in the event which brings Catholics worldwide, together.

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Ugandans being flagged off at Nsambya for the World Youth Day

The National Catholic Youth Leader Joyce Zako, who led the delegation of Ugandans to Krakow, said Ugandans are happy to participate in the event which brings Catholics worldwide, together.

Over 100 Ugandans are among the hundreds of thousand Catholic and Christian young pilgrims celebrating the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland’s second largest city. Pope Francis, in a message encouraged young people to seek God with an open heart.

“Dear young people,” he said, “At the shrine in Krakow dedicated to the  merciful Jesus where he is depicted in the image venerated by the people of God, “ Jesus is waiting for you. “He has confidence in you and is counting on you! He has so many things to say to each of you. “Do not be afraid to look into his eyes, full of infinite love for you.

“Open yourselves to his merciful gaze, so ready to forgive all your sins. “A look from him can change your lives and heal the wounds of your souls. “His eyes can quench the thirst that dwells deep in your young hearts, a thirst for love, for peace, for joy and for true happiness. “Come to Him and do not be afraid! Come to him and say from the depths of your hearts: “Jesus, I trust in you,” Pope Francis said.

 

The National Catholic Youth Leader Joyce Zako, who led the delegation of Ugandans to Krakow, said Ugandans are happy to participate in the event which brings Catholics worldwide, together.  

Pope Francis, who has held several meetings during his five day visit to Poland, has also visited the former Nazi German Concentration Camp at Auschwitz- Birkenau, paying tribute to the over 1 million mostly Jewish prisoners killed at the Camp in World War II.  Pope Francis also met elderly survivors of the death camp and blessed them.

 

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