Category:World Youth Day
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The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. World Youth Day – World Youth Day is an event for young people organized every three years by the Catholic Church. The next occasion, World Youth Day 2019, will be held in 2019 in Panama, World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985. For the first celebration of WYD in 1986, bishops all over the world were invited to schedule an annual event to be held every Palm Sunday in their dioceses. It is celebrated at the diocesan level annually, and at the international level two to three years at different locations. World Youth Day is commonly celebrated in a way similar to many events, the most emphasized and well known traditional theme is the unity and presence of numerous different cultures. Flags and other national declarations are displayed among, mainly young people to show their attendance at the events, such is usually done through chants and singing of other national songs involving a Catholic theme. Over the course of the events taking place, national objects are traded between pilgrims. Flags, shirts, crosses, and other Catholic icons are carried amongst pilgrims which are traded as souvenirs to other people from different countries of the world. A unity of acceptance among people is common, with all different cultures coming together to appreciate one another. Other widely recognized traditions include the Popes public appearance, commencing with his arrival around the city in the Popemobile, a festival in Sydney recorded an estimated distance of a 10-kilometre walk as roads and other public transport systems were closed off. 1987 WYD was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina,1989 WYD took place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 1991 WYD was held in Częstochowa, Poland,1993 WYD was celebrated in Denver, Colorado, United States. At WYD1995,5 million youths gathered at Luneta Park in Manila, Philippines, in an initial comment immediately following the event, Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, stated that over 4 million people had participated. 1997 WYD was held in Paris, France,2000 WYD took place in Rome, Italy. 2002 WYD was held in Toronto, Canada,2005 WYD was celebrated in Cologne, Germany. Sydney, Australia, was chosen as the host of the 2008 World Youth Day celebrations, at the time it was announced in 2005, WYD2008 was commended by the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, and the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell. World Youth Day 2008 was held in Sydney, with the Papal Mass held on the Sunday at Randwick Racecourse, the week saw pilgrims from all continents participate in the Days in the Diocese program hosted by Catholic dioceses throughout Australia and New Zealand. Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Sydney on 13 July 2008 at Richmond Air Force Base, the Mass and concert at Barangaroo saw an estimated crowd of 150,000
2. World Youth Day 1995 – World Youth Day 1995 was a Catholic youth festival that took place from January 10–15,1995 in Manila, Philippines. It was the first time for an Asian country to host the event, Pope John Paul II presided over the event, marking his second trip to the country as Pope after his visit in 1981. A week before the celebration of the World Youth Day proper, the Philippines sent eight representatives, while others were from the different Catholic religious youth organizations and campuses. These were the youth leaders and coordinators. During their five-day stay in UST, representatives were grouped and discussed issues and concerns laid out by the Episcopal Commission on Youth, the IYF was also a venue wherein few from these selected youth representative had able to have a short talk with the Pope. There was also a Mass where some youths directly received Communion from the Pope, Youth pilgrims gathered from different parts of the world to worship and talk together. Different activities were held, including a traditional Barrio Fiesta, while Masses were celebrated every day in most parishes throughout the Philippines. The closing Mass, held at Luneta Park, was estimated to have attended by more than 5 million people. This was Pope John Paul IIs last visit to the Philippines, ramzi Yousef attempted to assassinate the Pope in the Bojinka Plot, but the plan was discovered four days earlier and Yousef fled to Pakistan. The official song for World Youth Day 1995 was released in 1994, pilgrims at World Youth Day 1995 represented the following countries, Guinness Book of World Records - Largest Papal Crowd
3. World Youth Day 2002 – The 17th World Youth Day 2002 was a Catholic youth festival held July 23-July 28,2002, in Toronto, Canada. World Youth Day is a celebration of faith begun by Pope John Paul II held on a level every two to three years, and WYD2002 was the 10th such event. It was also Pope John Paul IIs last World Youth day, an estimated 400, 000-500,000 youths from all over the world participated in the week-long festival. The theme of the event was You are the salt of the earth and you are the light of the world. The groundswell of Catholic spirituality following World Youth Day 2002 in Canada led to the establishment of Canadas first national Catholic television network, thomas Rosica, who was the National Director of WYD2002, is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of this new television station. The scale is massive, Days of the Diocese involved the participation of 35 of Canadas 72 dioceses, events in various communities welcomed pilgrims from all over the world with music, prayers, and cathechetical sessions. With deteriorating health, there was speculation that the Pope would not be able to attend the celebrations, at his arrival address, he thanked the local, provincial, and federal levels of the Canadian government for supporting the idea of hosting WYD. He recalled his previous Apostolic Journeys to the country and acknowledged that he not have the same physical strength he once had. Pope John Paul II participated by being present at all the events of the week. While not being able to participate in person, he did view the Friday Stations of the Cross via television coverage by the CBC. He led the Saturday evening vigil and presided over the Holy Mass on the Sunday, a crowd of over 850,000 was in attendance for these events. Four official versions were released as follows, Lumière du monde - with an English/French chorus, Light of the World Lumière du monde Lumière du monde The songs were released on a two disc official CD set entitled Lumière du Monde/Light of the World, released by Oregon Catholic Press. The album featured such as Critical Mass, Susan HooKong Taylor, Janelle. Other versions were released in localised languages which include the following Chinese versions released by Photon Distribution. Light of the World - with Mandarin translations by Kevin Cheung, sung by Ricky Cheung and Martina Lee
4. World Youth Day 2005 – The 20th World Youth Day was a Catholic youth festival that started on August 16 and continued until August 21,2005 in Cologne, Germany. It was the first World Youth Day and foreign trip of Pope Benedict XVI and this meeting was decided by the previous pope, John Paul II, during the Toronto World Youth Day of 2002. The theme was We have come to worship Him, about 400,000 young people from 200 countries attended during the week, and more than 1,000,000 came for the weekend. They were joined by about 600 bishops and cardinals, as well as by 6,600 reporters, originally, Pope John Paul II was to attend the World Youth Day in Cologne. As he died earlier in 2005, it was instead his successor Pope Benedict XVIs first apostolic journey, most pilgrims to the World Youth Day made their plans to come while John Paul II was still Pope, and had hoped to see him. Before Pope Benedict XVI led the mass, he met with several politicians. The synagogue was destroyed by the Nazis in 1938 and was rebuilt in the 1950s,5,00 The Pope met with and prayed vespers with seminarians from over 80 nations at St. Pantaleon. An estimated 1,000,000 people, after camping outdoors all night, participants too far away to see the pope in the vast field watched the services on more than 15 large television screens. Numerous interest groups attended World Youth Day, schools, universities, church groups, and new movements were all well represented by their attendance
5. World Youth Day 2008 – The 23rd World Youth Day was a Catholic youth festival that started on 15 July and continued until 20 July 2008 in Sydney, Australia. It was the first World Youth Day held in Australia and the first World Youth Day in Oceania and this meeting was decided by Pope Benedict XVI, during the Cologne World Youth Day of 2005. The theme was You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, about 500,000 young people from 200 countries attended during the week, and more than 1,000,000 came for the weekend. They were joined by about 600 bishops and cardinals, as well as by 6,600 reporters. The festivals of WYD began on 1 July 2007, when a large 3. 8-meter-high wooden cross, the WYD Cross was entrusted to the youth of the world by Pope John Paul II in 1984 as a sign of peace and hope. The Pope told the people of the world to take it around the world as a symbol of Christs love for humanity. In 2004, Pope John Paul II commissioned the icon of the Virgin Mary to accompany the cross pilgrimage. It is a symbol intended to represent Marys maternal love for young people, from the announcement of the host World Youth Day, the cross and icon travel ceremonially around the world similar to the Olympic torch relay. In the week preceding the event, many young Catholic pilgrims spent time in different parts of Australia and New Zealand. After their stay, they travelled to Sydney for the Opening Mass of the main event. The Pope arrived at Sydney on 13 July at Richmond Air Force Base in North Western Sydney on a special Alitalia flight, until 17 July he stayed in the Opus Dei centre, called Kenthurst Study Centre,30 km from Sydney. On 15 July, World Youth Day 2008 began with the Opening Mass, celebrated by George Cardinal Pell and this was followed by a concert. Each morning from 15 to 17 July, Catechists were held in approximately 300 locations, Pilgrims received teachings from a Bishop and also celebrated Mass. In the afternoons, pilgrims journeyed into the city and attend the Youth Festival consisting of a series of art exhibitions, concerts, seminars, and conferences. On 17 July 2008,500,000 attendees from around the world were present at Barangaroo to welcome Pope Benedict XVI on a day dubbed Super Thursday by the press. The Pope actually arrived on 14 July, but only appeared in public for the first time on the 17th, the event involved the Pope travelling around Port Jackson in a boatacade where pilgrims lined the shores to see him. However, there were many disappointed spectators in places like the Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Childrens Choir and Gondwana Voices performed at the event. The Pope then spoke extensively to the pilgrims and greeted them in five foreign languages, in order to let the pilgrims see him better the Pope was driven around Barangaroo through the crowds in his Popemobile
6. World Youth Day 2011 – World Youth Day 2011 was the 2011 occurrence of World Youth Day, a Catholic event held from August 16–21,2011 in Madrid, Spain focused on youth. Media estimated the attendance as over a million or 1.5 million. Pope Benedict XVI revealed the location of the event at the final Mass in Australia at Sydneys Royal Randwick Racecourse during World Youth Day 2008 and it was the second time that Spain hosted the event. World Youth Day 1989 was held from August 15–201989 at Santiago de Compostela and this was Pope Benedict XVIs last World Youth day. The event is self-financed by contributions from pilgrims along with companies, the states estimated cost for security and infrastructure is €50 million, while officials estimated that the event would generate as much as €150 million in tourist revenue. Three months after the World Youth Day, the accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers released a report estimating that the impact of this event was about 354 million Euros in Spain. The theme for 2011′s World Youth Day is “Rooted and Built Up in Jesus Christ and it was composed based on the WYD2011 theme, “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith, ” taken from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians. The Cuatro Vientos Airport provided the location for vigil and final mass, meanwhile, different activities took place on the stage, to prepare for the Vigil. 11. 00pm, Night in Cuatro Vientos, From early in the morning, pilgrims arrived at Cuatro Vientos, the stage was designed by Ignacio Vicens, an architect who had assisted with World Youth Day celebrations during the time of John Paul II. The number of people attending exceeded expectations, which more land had to be found round the edges to accommodate the people. An estimated 1,000,000 were in the aerodrome at seven oclock in the evening, many pilgrims walked from the centre of Madrid, although extra public transport was put on. The Pope arrived and a cross was carried in procession to the altar, several young people were picked to ask questions to the Pope, but a sudden thunderstorm and high winds, meant that the Popes address had to be communicated to the crowd in written form. The Pope resumed the adoration of the Eucharist, after the rain, a mass with distribution of the Eucharist to many in the crowd had to be reduced in dimension. Many stayed during the night, and the Sunday morning mass took on a dimension to make up for the day before. August 219. 30am, Final Mass, The Pope concelebrated Mass with thousands of bishops, at the end of the concluding Mass, the Pope announced the place where the next edition of World Youth Day would be held. The protesters were confronted by police with truncheons. Eight people were arrested and eleven were injured, protests centred on the Pope and the number of protestors never reached beyond a few thousand. No WYD events were interrupted by their demonstrations, there were a few scuffles between pilgrims and the protestors
7. World Youth Day 2013 – World Youth Day 2013, stylized WYDRio2013, was the 15th international World Youth Day, an international Catholic event focused on religious faith and youth. The host city of World Youth Day 2013 was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as announced by Pope Benedict XVI at the end of the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, the events were scheduled to be held from 23 July to 28 July 2013. Additionally, World Youth Day 2013 was the first World Youth Day to be held in a country whose language is Portuguese. On the event attended over 3 million people, on 24 August 2011, Pope Benedict XVI announced the theme for World Youth Day 2013. Taken from the Gospel of Matthew, the theme will be Go, on Pentecost Sunday,27 May 2012, the World Youth Day Office released the names of the official patron saints for WYD2013. The saints and blesseds chosen include, Patrons, Our Lady of Aparecida, Saint Sebastian, Saint Anthony of St. Ann Galvão, Saint Therese of Lisieux, Blessed John Paul II. Day 2013 logo incorporates colors and famous symbols of Rio de Janeiro, including the Christ the Redeemer statue, the Sugarloaf Mountain, the logo was designed by Gustavo Huguenin, a native of Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro. The logo design was based on the official World Youth Day 2013 theme of the Great Commission from the Gospel of Matthew, the unveiling of the official logo was postponed by Orani João Tempesta out of respect to the January 2011 natural disasters. The logo was revealed on 7 February 2012. The official logo was presented to President Dilma Rousseff by Rio de Janeiro governor, the official song for World Youth Day 2013 was released on 14 September 2012, titled Esperança do Amanhecer. The official website for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro was www. rio2013. com and offered social networking through Google+, Twitter, Facebook and RSS feed. From 22–29 July 2013, the youth website Xt3. com webcast all the events live from Rio de Janeiro. In July 2013 it was reported that 320,000 young people had registered for this World Youth Day, a Brazilian newspaper reported that Rio organizers had unsuccessfully sought additional funding from government leaders. A bus-truck crash in western French Guiana on 17 July killed 21-year-old Sophie Moriniere, a member of a Paris WYD group, Moriniere had been serving as a special correspondent for Notre Dame Radio. The bus was reportedly on its way to Kourou, French Guiana, Pope Franciss Cardinal Secretary of State, Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, S. D. B. sent a formal message of condolence. A travel firms bankruptcy affected pilgrims in 20 US dioceses, Cardinal Barbarin canceled his participation after suffering a heart incident in Guyane, where 700 French WYD pilgrims were stranded due to airliner failure. Official website Catholic Pilgrim Office - World Youth Day headquarters WYD RIO2013 Twitter, @Website20121 Live Webcast for World Youth Day 2013
8. World Youth Day 2016 – World Youth Day 2016 was an international Catholic event focused on faith and youth, that took place from 26 to 31 July 2016 in Kraków, Poland, organised by the Catholic Church. It was the third World Youth Day held in Central Europe, Pope Francis announced at the end of the closing Mass of the previous World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro that Kraków, Poland will be the venue for World Youth Day 2016. This will be the second World Youth Day hosted by Poland, special activities will relate to the former Popes devotion to the Merciful Jesus based on Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska apparitions and message. World Youth Day 2016 concluded on 31 July, as planned and it is estimated that 3 million pilgrims celebrated the event. More than 70 priests took part in a meeting on 10 September 2013 dedicated to the aspects of the preparations to WYD Krakow 2016. They represented all Polish dioceses and the organizing committee in Krakow. Young Poles will take over the Cross from young Brazilians on Palm Sunday,13 April 2014, the Polish group will consist of 100 representatives of all the dioceses. The following day the Cross starts its peregrination in the Archdiocese of Poznan, the Cross will stay in every diocese for 20 days and ends its pilgrimage in Krakow. The Cross will be present not only in churches and chapels but in schools, prisons for youth, and universities as well. A new project called Ticket for your Brother is aimed at helping people from former communist countries to take part in the events by buying small souvenirs, icons. In the Holy Cross Church, in Krakow, there is a Holy Mass solemnly celebrated at 6,00 PM, every 16th day of each month, for the intention of good spiritual preparations of WYD Krakow 2016. It is an initiative of the Krakow Archdioceses WYD coordination headquarters office, the Holy See has released the official schedule for Pope Franciss Apostolic Journey to Poland for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow. The Polish diocesan bishops decided on 26 Aug 2013 during their meeting in Czestochowa to form the Polish Organizing Committee for the Papal Apostolic Journey WYD2016. Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz was elected as head of the committee and the coordination of the preparations in Krakow are to be led by his auxiliary bishop Damian Muskus. In the near future several working committees are expected to be formed, Bishop Damian Muskus, head of the local organizational committee in Krakow, presented on Sept 22013 the secretariate of the committee. The works of the secretariate are led by rev, robert Tyrala and his deputy is rev. Two more lay person will join the secretariate in the near future, the process of creating a complete local organizational committee will take approximately 1 month. Main events during the week were located at Blonia Park and Campus Misericordia, events at Blonia Park included the Opening Mass with Cardinal Dziwisz, the welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis, and the Stations of the Cross