Well, I'm back. And exhausted. I can't imagine how the 81 year old Pope Benedict must feel. Thoughts and reflections will come but for now, if you haven't already, read the follow articles:
John Allen on what a WYD pilgrimage does to its host city.
Chiesa with a nice summation of Pope Benedict's message.
But the most touching words came when Pope Benedict entrusted the Angelus prayer to the youth of the world following the Sunday Mass. Evangelical and inspiring.