Papal Nuncio meets with the young leaders of Jobstown

Papal Nuncio meets with the young leaders of Jobstown

By Mary Dennehy

­THE Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, visited Jobstown recently to meet with young people who are travelling to Poland later this month for World Youth Day.

More than 20 leaders from the Jobstown-based Citywise education centre will be making the trip to Poland and have in recent months being fundraising for the five-day event – which will see young people from all over the world gather.

Papal Nuncio and Citywise

Addressing a large group of Citywise members, Archbishop Brown said: “I see that everything that happens here at Citywise aims to make you a better person, to reach your potential and therefore be a happier person.

“God wants us all to reach our potential, this is his plan for us.”

Citywise member Jack Martin, who will be travelling to Poland, said: “I’ve been looking forward to World Youth Day for months but hadn’t realised until the Nuncio said that there will be a million other young people there at the same time.

“That will be an amazing experience.”

The Citywise delegation will be among 1,600 young pilgrims from 16 dioceses and Christian groups across Ireland making the trip.

Running from July 25 to July 31, the celebrationin Krakow, which will be attended by Pope Francis, will see young people engage in a number of events and activities.

To support the Citywise group in getting to Poland or for information on the education centre’s programmes, drop into the Jobstown-base, visit orllow the Citywise Facebook age.

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