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VATICAN - WYD
The new Pentecost of young people in Sydney
At least 150,000 young people have taken part in the opening Mass presided over by Cardinal Pell. They come from 160 nations, and are united in friendship with the task of transforming the world through faith in Christ. Tensions feared with radical and atheist groups. The greeting of prime minister Kevin Rudd.
10/08/2005 AUSTRALIA WYD
Mel Gibson's 'Passion' at the next World Youth Day?
The Archbishop of Sydney has asked the actor-director to re-enact the Crucifixion in various districts of his city, which will probably host of the 2008 World Youth Day.
12/07/2008 VATICAN - WYD
Benedict XVI begins journey toward WYD in Sydney
After three days of rest, events with the young culminating with the vigil and Eucharistic celebration. Tens of thousands of young people from 160 countries are arriving in Australia. Cardinal Pell: Australia's problem is indifference. Controversy over special regulations against those who disrupt WYD.
Pope sets up a new structure to co-ordinate Vatican economic and administrative affairs
The Secretariat for the economy will run all administrative and economic activities within the Holy See and the Vatican City State under Card George Pell who is currently the archbishop of Sydney.
Pope: SMS to young people of Sydney, who respond
50 days after World Youth Day, Benedict XVI recalls the event and asks for prayers for his trip to France. The young people pledge to do so, but also share memories and a few personal requests.
12/12/2007 WORLD YOUTH DAY
Media registration for WYD begin
Organisers expect 500,000 participants to the “largest event that Australia will host in terms of international visitors.” Benedict XVI will attend the event which is scheduled for 15-20 July 2008.
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