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Daily text messages of the Holy Father to World Youth Day Participants
Tuesday 15 July: "Young friend, God and his people expect much from u because u have within you the Fathers supreme gift: the Spirit of Jesus - BXVI."
Wednesday 16 July: "The Holy Spirit gave the Apostles and gives u the power boldly 2 proclaim that Christ is risen! - BXVI."
Thursday 17 July: "The Holy Spirit is the principal agent of salvation history: let him write your life history 2! - BXVI."
Friday 18 July: "The spirit impels us 4ward 2wards others; the fire of his love makes us missionaries of God's charity. See u tomorrow nite – BXVI"
Saturday 19 July: “Dear friend, u must be holy & u must be missionary: never separate holiness from mission – BXVI."
Tuesday 9 September: Almost two months after the conclusion of World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI sent the following text message to World Youth Day 2008 participants:
"Dear Friends, fifty days ago we were together for the celebration of Mass. Today I greet you on the birthday of Mary, Mother of the Church. Empowered by the Spirit and courageous like Mary your pilgrimage of faith fills the Church with life! Soon I am to visit France. I ask you all to join me in praying for the young people of France. May we all be rejuvenated in hope! Benedict XVI".

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