» 08/20/2005, 00.00
iraq - wyd
Letter from Mosul: the WYD afar from Cologne, near to the Pope's heart
A Chaldean priest from Mosul has sent to us his witness on the way in which youth of Mosul are celebrating the World Youth Day. Most of the Iraqi young Catholic could not go to Cologne because of security and visa application reasons. Churches in Mosul have been targeted by car bombs in the last year.
12/08/2005 IRAQ WYD
Two young Iraqi men stranded in Jordan on their way to Cologne
The two left Mosul on Sunday but are waiting in Jordan for a German visa. Their arrival for the WYD remains uncertain; papers might be ready only after August 16.
Sydney 2008: for the evangelisation of Asia
Pope tells young people to worship God to be free
Message on the occasion of the 2005 World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany.
11/08/2005 CHINA - WYD
WYD: The first time ever for China's underground Church
More than 100 Chinese Catholics of the clandestine (unofficial) church have arrived in Cologne, overcoming difficulties posed by visa and controls. They tell of persecution but also of great vitality in evangelization.
28/08/2005 VATICAN - WYD
Pope: we urgently need to search for the face of God to safeguard human dignity
The days in Cologne highlight today's stages of evangelization: faith is not a set of dogmas but a search for Christ. Youth ask pastors to help them on this journey. And we see a change of image: a tapestry of the resurrected Christ is glimpsed in the background.
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