“The challenge before us is to design and propose a true journey of faith formation, involving all who approach Christian life, helping them not only to receive the Sacraments, but to live them, to be true Christians.”
The pope said the future of the Church depends on the young generation.
“The present and the future of the history and future of the faith entrusted in a special way to you who are new generations. The Church expects much from your enthusiasm, your ability to look ahead, to be motivated by ideals, and your desire for fullness of life choices”.
Benedict XVI also made a special greeting to the children who assisted the ceremony.