Pope Benedict XVI released a video in anticipation of his upcoming visit to the United States. Here’s an abbreviated version of the video via YouTube. The pope arrives in Washington, D.C., one week from today.
Yours truly will be working the New York leg of the papal visit. In addition to being part of a three-person blog team for Our Sunday Visitor, a national Catholic news weekly, I will be covering the youth rally at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, on April 19. About 25,000 young people and seminarians are expected at that event, which will be my first papal experience since I was a youth myself and saw Pope John Paul II at Madison Square Garden in 1979.
I will be updating my blog throughout the visit next week, but I hope you’ll check out OSV’s blog,
which you can visit by clicking HERE. If you want to read the full text of the pope’s message, click HERE.