A thank you note from the archbishop

Archbishop Wim Eijk of Utrecht has written a kind letter to all participants in the archdiocesan delegation to the World Youth Days in Madrid. His Excellency expresses his gratitude to all, including the priests and other organisers of the two-week endeavour. Recognising the return to daily life, the archbishop also writes that he hopes that we bring something good back from the World Youth Days, informing us that we can always build on the Lord.

A much-appreciated gesture, something that the archbishop was under no obligation to do.

The archbishop and auxiliary Bishop Woorts amid the pilgrims from the archdiocese in Madrid

Photo credit: Jeroen Linderhof


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I'm a 37-year-old lay Catholic from the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. I write about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. I not only enjoy bringing selected developments to the attention of readers, but I also think that it is sometimes important to allow a wider audience to read about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. That's why a fair number of posts about that topic will be translations of Dutch articles, episcopal writings and whatever else.

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