"Guard the flame which God has lit in your hearts tonight. Never let it go out, renew it each day, share it with your contemporaries who live in darkness and who are seeking a light for their way." [Addressed to the Italians, Homily during the WYD 2011 Vigil, 20 August 2011, http://www.vatican.va/
holy_father/benedict_xvi/ speeches/2011/august/ documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_ 20110820_veglia-madrid_en.html ].
"Relying on his love, do not be intimidated by surroundings that would exclude God and in which power, wealth and pleasure are frequently the main criteria ruling people’s lives. You may be shunned along with others who propose higher goals or who unmask the false gods before whom many now bow down. That will be the moment when a life deeply rooted in Christ will clearly be seen as something new and it will powerfully attract those who truly search for God, truth and justice." [Mass with Seminarians, WYD 2011, Almudena, 20 August 2011, http://www.vatican.va/
holy_father/benedict_xvi/ homilies/2011/documents/hf_ ben-xvi_hom_20110820_ seminaristi-madrid_en.html]