Braving the August heat, the young people who participated en masse in the prayer vigil in Circus Maximus with Pope Francis poured into St. Peter’s Square the next day, Sunday 12th August. At the end of the two days spent with the Pope the forecourt of the Basilica and Via della Conciliazione were ‘invaded’ by thousands of the faithful from some 300 Italian dioceses. They arrived under the banner of “Along a thousand roads, to Rome”, ahead of the Synod on Youth next October.