30th annual Youth Festival opens in Medjugorje

Over 50,000 young people from all over the world have gathered in Medjugorje to reflect, this year, on the theme “Follow me”.

The opening Mass, presided over by Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Vicar General of Rome, on August 1st, inaugurated the start of the 6 day long Festival; while the closing ceremony is expected to be presided over by Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation on August 6th.

Pope Francis encourages participants in an annual youth festival at Medjugorje to discover the true adventure of life in the encounter with Jesus. Jesus gives life its true meaning.

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