WYD Registration Just Opened–and 45,000 Already Signed Up

On July 26, Pope Francis opened the registration for World Youth Day 2016. With a touch to his iPad, the pontiff was the first to register for next year's event. “Today," he said,"...we open registration for the thirty-first World Youth Day, to be held next year in Poland. I invite the youth of the world to live this pilgrimage that will be going to Krakow.”L'Osservatore Romano reports that within the first 24 hours, more than 45,000 young people have joined the pope, signing up to come … [Read more...]

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Bishop Strums the Guitar at Medjugorje

Swiss Bishop Marian Eleganti delighted the crowd by picking up his guitar and joining the band at the annual International Youth Prayer Festival in Medjugorje, July 31-August 6, 2014.Crown of Stars, a British blog which promotes the messages of Medjugorje, has the story: The 58-year-old Benedictine, who is auxiliary bishop of Chur in Switzerland, joined the orchestra and choir on the final day of the week-long event that attracts tens of thousands of young people and families from around … [Read more...]

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World Youth Day Logo: Blessed Are the Merciful

OK, here it is:The logo for World Youth Day 2016 has just been unveiled.  At a press conference this morning, the logo and official prayer for the 31st World Youth Day were announced.According to the Vatican Information Service, Three elements are combined in the symbolism of the logo: the place, the main protagonists, and the theme of the celebration. The logo of the 2016 World Youth Day, to be held in Krakow, illustrates the passage from the Gospel according to Matthew, 5.7: … [Read more...]

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