Part of a pilgrimage of more than 70,000 young Italians included an evening prayer vigil in Rome. During the prayer vigil at the Circus Maximus, His Holiness Pope Francis responded to various questions presented by a few of the young people present.

As reported by Vatican news, Letizia and Lucamatteo both asked the Pontiff a question involving the realization of the dreams they carry within them. Holy Father Pope Francis responded saying that their dreams are the most important because “they are the most brilliant”. He encouraged them to make their dreams their future as well and he invited them to ask themselves where their dreams come from. The scope of their dreams needs to be like the “great dreams” narrated in the Bible, he said. What made them great is that they included everyone.

The week-long pilgrimage was organized by the National Service for Youth Ministry of the Italian Bishops’ Conference in view of the Synod for Young People in October and World Youth Day in January.