Pope receives Catholic Action youth delegates

2012-12-20 Vatican Radio

 (Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI received a group of boys and girls from the Catholic Action youth section – ACR – on Thursday in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. In the traditional exchange of Christmas greetings, the Holy Father spoke of the guiding theme of the recently opened pastoral year for the ACR group: “In search of an Author”. “You are in search of the Author of life,” said Pope Benedict, “the Author of your joy.” The Pope went on to say, “You are in search of the Author of your love,” and, “you are in search of the Author of peace – of which the world has such great need.” The Pope explained, “We know who this Author is: He is God, who has revealed His face to us.” The Holy Father concluded his remarks expressing the hope that the young people of ACR might continue their search together, among themselves and with their classmates, especially through the games they play. “If you help one another to find the great Author of life, joy, love, and peace,” said Pope Benedict, “you will discover that this Author is never far from you: in fact, He is very close - the God who became the baby Jesus!” Listen: