Holy Spirit Will Make You Fearless, Pontiff Tells Youth

Holy Spirit Will Make You Fearless, Pontiff Tells Youth
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 8, 2011 (Zenit.org).- As the Church prepares for Sunday’s celebration of Pentecost, Benedict XVI is telling young people that the Holy Spirit will make them “fearless witnesses of Christ.”

The Pope said this today during greetings to youth, sick and newlyweds, with which he customarily closes the general audience.

“I exhort you, dear young people, to frequently invoke the Holy Spirit who makes you fearless witnesses of Christ,” the Holy Father said.

He expressed a prayer that the Holy Spirit, “the Comforter,” would help the sick to “receive the mystery of suffering in faith and to offer it for the salvation of all mankind.”

Finally, the Pontiff said: “May he sustain you, dear newlyweds, in building your families on the solid foundation of the Gospel.”

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