More than 3,000 young people from across Australia and half of the Australian Catholic bishops joined Pope Francis for a prayer vigil at Campus Misericordiae, Kraków on Saturday 30 July as part of World Youth Day 2016.
One of my lasting memories of the 2008 World Youth Day was the sense of joy that existed both in our diocese and in Sydney during the week long celebrations there. I distinctly recall two runners on their lunchtime jog through Hyde Park commenting on the atmosphere created by the "invasion" of hundreds of thousands of young people from across the world.
Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims depart for Poland on day 11.
World Youth Day in Sydney changed the landscape of youth ministry nationally, the Australian bishops said today during a national gathering of Australian pilgrims currently participating at World Youth Day (WYD) events in Krakow, Poland.
Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims visit Pompeii and depart for Poland on day 11.