Genfest 2012: Thanks Budapest!
Conclusion of the Genfest on Sunday morning in the city ofBudapest: St Stephen’s Square, right in the heart of the city, set for the celebration of Holy Mass, welcomed the Catholic youth of the Genfest. Mass was presided over by Cardinal Peter Erdo, Archbishop of Budapest. Young people belonging to other Christian Churches celebrated their liturgies in their respective places of worship, while other venues were prepared for the 160 between Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. Shortly before noon, they all met in St Stephen’s Square to unite in a moment of silence and prayer for peace, the Time-Out.
This morning dedicated to prayer was of great importance to many who wanted to stop and reflect. These moments of reflection gave one the chance to confirm the validity of the ideals and projects mentioned during the previous days and also of the various concrete experiences lived.
The next appointment is at Rio de Janiero. Two Brazilians went up on stage and invited everyone for World Youth Day 2013. “Let’s bridge” will continue to be part of everyone’s everday life through the commitment taken during these days inBudapest. The beautiful city of bridges on the River Danube also contributed towards this.