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It all started when…

His Holiness John Paul II in 1984 invited young people from around the world for an International Jubilee of youth on Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s square. The stage was set and 300,000 young people answered the pope’s invitation during the end of the Holy Year of Redemption. Looking out to the crowds who answered his invitation he said, “What a fantastic spectacle is presented on this stage by your gathering here today! Who claimed that today’s youth has lost their sense of values? Is it really true that they cannot be counted on?”