CHEERED BY TURNOUT
COLOGNE, Germany, AUG.
21, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The meeting of 1 million young
people with Benedict XVI and bishops made Christ present
in a special way in Cologne, says the city's archbishop.
In his greeting to the
Holy Father and those present at the closing Mass of
World Youth Day, Cardinal Joachim Meisner recalled
Jesus' words in the Gospel: "Where two or three have
gathered together in my name, there I am in their
He said: "Where 1 million
are gathered together in his name -- as we are here at
Marienfeld together with almost 800 bishops and our
beloved Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI -- we can touch,
hear, and cannot fail to see Christ.
"We thank God that you
are here and that he has led 1 million young people to
us from 193 countries around the globe."