Posts Tagged ‘WYD 2011’

WYD2011 numbers: 354 million euros profit for Spain

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

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WYD big picture – the evangelicals

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Madrid for what is officially the 26th edition of World Youth Day, a total which includes off-year events organized, at least in theory, at the diocesan level. Counting just the massive international gatherings headlined by the pope, Madrid is the 12th World Youth Day since John Paul II launched the Read more

All the way from Stratford to attend Pope’s WYD Mass

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Six young people from Stratford were among the 1.5 million young Catholics attending Sunday’s WYD mass in an aerodrome near Madrid.  They were among the 200 or so New Zealander who joined the hundreds of thousands of young people, bearing flags from their countries and wearing hats to protect themselves from the sun, prayed, applauded and Read more

New Zealand’s World Youth Day: Madrid and elsewhere

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Two year 13 students from Auckland met Pope Benedict XVI at the World Youth Day Papal Welcome Ceremony in Madrid. The ceremony began  at 5.30am New Zealand time (18 August at 7.30pm Madrid time). Dominic Light and Vincent Phua, both 18, were chosen to join 48 other young people from around the world to meet with Read more

WYD money well spent?

Friday, August 19th, 2011

It was Judas who said “the money would be better spent on the poor.” The same thing is being said on some quarters about the money spent on staging World Youth Day at a time when there are famines, wars, natural disasters and debit crises. Is WYD money well spent? “Today, as in every age, there is Read more

Strike averted in time for WYD2011

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Strikes across Spain coinciding with the Pope’s visit to World Youth Day have been averted after a baggage handling company agreed to reinstate four workers who had been made redundant. It was reported yesterday  that unions representing Spanish airport ground crew had called strikes to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI’s four-day visit to the Spanish Read more

WYD 2011 pumps $180m into Spanish economy

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Organisers of World Youth Day 2011 are estimating the event will pump NZ$180 million into the Spanish economy. Fernando Gimenez Barriocanal, World Youth Day’s finance manager, reported that “nearly NZ$90 million will come from abroad and will remain in Spain.” The event’s organizers are now focused on increasing registration, especially among young people in Spain, Read more

340,000 and counting sign up for WYD 2011

Friday, May 13th, 2011

With less than 100 days before World Youth Day (WYD) 2011 begins, more than 340,000 young people from 170 countries have registered to attend. Yago de la Cierva, Executive Director of WYD 2011 said the main objective of World Youth Day is for “youth receive a warm welcome in Madrid and spend some unforgettable days Read more

YouCat, Vatican youth Catechism permits contraception and euthanasia

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Errors in YouCat, the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church came to light during YouCat’s launch at the Vatican. Among the translation errors are an implication that the Holy See approves of contraception and euthanasia. The catechism, a project of the Austrian, German and Swiss bishops’ conferences were to be given to participants at World Youth Day Read more