|Vatican||POPE URGES YOUTH TO RENEW FAITH|
Pope John Paul II has urged young people to renew their commitment to the Roman Catholic Church during a Palm Sunday mass in St Peter's Square in Rome.
Speaking in seven different languages, he urged them to attend the World Youth Day celebrations taking place in Rome in August.
"Follow Christ! He invites you to follow his demanding example, making his exacting choices your own, so that you can achieve an authentic human and spiritual maturity," he said.
The Pope said Palm Sunday had become a "festival of youth".
The 100,000-strong crowd waved palms and olive branches as the Pope passed through in his open-air Popemobile, giving his blessings.