SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN 1989
“Discovering Christ over and over again and always better is the most wonderful adventure of our lives”
Three months before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the WYD take place again, now in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. They pray for peace from the 15th to the 20th of August. The motto is: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”. During the vigil at “Monte do Gozo”, 600,000 young people are present. “You have come here, to Santiago, to rediscover the roots of our faith – exhorts John Paul II – commit yourselves, with a generous heart, to the ‘new evangelization’, on the threshold of the Third Millennium”. Then he added: “Christian is called to serve his brothers and the society, to promote and sustain the dignity of every human being, to respect, defend and promote the rights of the person, to be a builder of a lasting and authentic peace, grounded in fraternity, liberty, justice and truth”.
(Vatican News, 2019)