“What is needed today is a church, which knows how to respond to the expectations of young
people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through his body, which is the church, to
propose the possibility of a choice, which will require a commitment of their lives. As Jesus with the
disciples of Emmaus, so the church must become the traveling companion of young people…”
– Pope St. John Paul II, World Youth Day 1995, Philippines