Pope Benedict has returned to Rome after making a four-day visit to his native Germany for the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day.Before leaving Cologne, the 78-year-old Pontiff said he hoped the trip had helped to show the world “the other side Germany” – a country full of cultural and spiritual resources in contrast with the shameful evil of the Nazi period. More than a million people turned out for the main event of the Pope’s visit – an open-air Mass outside the city. Most had spent the chilly night singing and praying in a festive atmosphere before the Pope arrived to deliver his eulogy. At the service, he urged young people to shun “do-it-yourself” religion where they choose what they want and ignore the rest. The Pope also announced the next World Youth Day would be in Sydney in 2008.
Pope wants world to see new Germany