Posts Tagged ‘World Youth Day’

World Youth Day and World Meeting of Families postponed Comments 0

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Pope Francis has postponed the World Youth Day and the World Meeting of Families because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a Vatican website notice,  the World Meeting of Families will now take place in Rome in June 2022 instead of June 2021. The notice also says World Youth Day which was to be Read more

NZ Bishop: No hierarchy of age – listen to young people and learn Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Bishop Charles Drennan of the Palmerston North Diocese in New Zealand says “We are a communion of people. There is no hierarchy of age in the Church, yet so much of our formal written expression and documentation of who we are is produced by older men (cf. Joel 2:28). “Even the recent final document of Read more

2019 Catholic Woodstock organised for and by youth Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

The 2019 Catholic Woodstock won’t just be for youth, but by youth. World Youth Day, a massive gathering of young people from around the world that’s become something like the Woodstock of the Catholic Church. Next year Panama will host the event, which is being organised by young people themselves. Read more Related Posts:2019 World Read more

Mary – heart of next three World Youth Days Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Mary will be at the heart of the next three World Youth Days, Pope Francis says. All three will take participants on a spiritual journey with Our Lady when she finds herself chosen by God. World Youth Day (WYD) sees young people from all over the world work to build and strengthen the bonds of Read more

Pope Announces Panama Will Host Next WYD in 2019 Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The venue for next World Youth Day (WYD) will be in Panama. So said Pope Francis on Sunday when he officially closed WYD in Krakow, thanking the thousands of youth who traveled across the world to participate. “I am happy to announce that the next World Youth Day — after the two that will be Read more

Young New Zealanders gather In Christchurch to celebrate WYD Comments 0

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Students from St Bede’s College carried a four metre cross down Barbadoes St last Friday afternoon. They were taking part weekend-long event to mark World Youth Day 2016 (WYD). 170 students from across the South Island attended the event.  Organiser Abina Pope said WYD was “an opportunity for students of the same age to come Read more

Things you need to know about World Youth Day Comments 0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

While the official opening of World Youth Day is still days away, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world are already heating up their engines to take part in this huge youth encounter often referred to as the “Catholic Woodstock.” During those seven days, it won’t really matter if they’re left, center or Read more

Listen to young people – the Pope and World Youth Day Comments 0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

When Pope Francis arrives in Poland today to meet with an expected 2 million young people from around the world, he’s going with a firm idea of the dreams, fears and challenges so many of them face. He knows what lies inside the hearts and minds of today’s youth. This is not because of any Read more

Are we missing the opportunity of Francis asks Aust prelate Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

An Australian archbishop hopes the Church will not miss the evanglisation opportunity afforded by the popularity of Pope Francis. In an interview on the Crux website, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher said Francis is “ . . . making lots of people quite distant from the Church suddenly listening and now interested”. The archbishop said many Read more

Pope to give WYD pilgrims social teaching app Comments 0

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Pope Francis is to give pilgrims to World Youth Day in Poland a new app that presents the Church’s social teaching. The “DoCat” comes from the creators of 2011’s “You Cat” youth catechism. The former will attempt to present the Church’s social teaching in a creative style more attractive and comprehensible to youth. The new Read more