Tonight the WYD pilgrims witnessed the welcoming ceremony of Pope Francis. I was able to get an amazing glimpse of the Holy Father in his pope mobile. Pope Francis gave an inspiring homily to about 1.5 million pilgrims on Copacabana Beach. He stressed the need to wear faith, hope, and love as disciples of Christ. Also he exclaimed that as young people, we must follow Christ just like St. James and the Holy Apostles.
Getting to just see the Holy Father was an amazing experience. Even more amazing is the fact that I saw Pope Benedict a year ago this week. I never would have thought that in the course of one year I would see two amazingly holy and magnanimous pontiffs.
I still can't get the image download to work. I promise to download all of my pictures when I get back to the U.S., especially my amazing shot of the Holy Father!!