Holy Father Visits Capuchin Shrine at Loreto

Arriving in Loreto on Saturday, the first of September, 2007, in the striking natural amphitheatre of Montorso, Pope Benedict XVI was welcomed to the joyous singing of more than 400,000 young people.

Their colorful banners, blowing freely in the wind, were the sign of freshness and of the beauty of this day. The encounter had its most beautiful moment in the dialogue that developed between the Pope and the young people. Benedict XVI listened to their songs, to their testimonies, answered their questions and they, the young people, listened and embraced all that this Pontiff said.

- Excerpted from the official Site of the Order. Read more at http://www.ofmcap.org/