January 2, 2013 (Romereports.com) Thousands of young Christians
from across Europe the world filled St. Peter's Square on December 28, lighting up the plaza with their candles for an evening prayer service with Benedict XVI. The young men and women took part in the annual pilgrimage
organized by the ecumenical Community of Taizé
Among the participants, half were Catholic
, while the other half were equally split among Protestants
. The group focused their prayers with the Pope on the unity between the different Christian affiliations. They proposed to live as if the unity
had been already achieved.