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Even Facebook for 440 thousand already registered for World Youth Day in Madrid
Presented at the Vatican ahead of the next World Youth Day, August 16 to 21. Highest number of young people to ever register at this stage. Among the 24 thousand volunteers, there are 50 young people who "work" on social networks and, using 18 languages, have kept 160 thousand of their peers informed.
18/08/2011 VATICAN - WYD
Pope: I have come here to meet the young people committed to Christ searching for the truth
Upon his arrival in Spain, Benedict XVI greets the Royalty and explains the reasons for his being in Madrid and why young people are there. "It is an immense joy for me to listen to them." WYD, an economic boost to the country, but also " a message of hope like a pure and youthful breeze, with rejuvenating scents which fill us with confidence before the future of the Church and the world." Building a society with respect and tolerance.
For the Pope Sydney is the young face of the Church
Benedict XVI mentions the value of WYD in the Australian metropolis before leaving for a period of rest in Bressanone. He sends greetings to the sick, convicts, and all those who cannot enjoy any vacation time.
Pope tells young people to worship God to be free
Message on the occasion of the 2005 World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany.
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.
Young people key asset for future of Vietnamese society
Two thousand take part in the celebration of World Youth Day in the Diocese of Phan Thiet. Meeting discusses problems of society in which consumerism is eroding moral and spiritual values.
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