August 24, 2011. (Romereports.com)
The pope has returned from Madrid to his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo just south of Rome. He was greeted by a number of pilgrims that were also with him at this year's World Youth Day in Madrid. Benedict XVI
“Having just returned from Madrid, I greet affectionately the young people present, especially those who were with me for the unforgettable celebration of World Youth Day.”
Benedict XVI also expressed his gratitude for all the work done to make the meeting of young people possible. Benedict XVI
“While I warmly thank those who have made possible the magnificent development of this initiative, I pray through the intercession of Mary, that the young people who participated in it, are rooted and built up in Christ, firm in the faith. Bring the world the joy of the Gospel.”
World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid was the third meeting of Catholic youth presided over by Benedict XVI.