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Vatican hosting meeting to plan World Youth Day

Catholic World News - March 22, 2012

The Pontifical Council for the Laity is organizing a meeting to discuss the experiences of World Youth Day (WYD) celebrations and to plan for the next WYD in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2013. The meeting will bring together youth-ministry workers from 98 different countries to speak about the most recent international observance in Madrid last year and to help organize next year’s event. After meeting outside Rome on March 29- April 1, the participants will gather in St. Peter’s Square on Palm Sunday, April 1, to join with Pope Benedict XVI in celebrating the 27th World Youth Day in the Rome diocese.

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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Mar. 22, 2012 8:37 PM ET USA

    I ask this in all honesty--what good has World Youth Day done? It seems to me more like a Catholic Woodstock where the faith is not really presented in any real substantial sense. I wonder what the Popes of the early 20th century would have thought of something like WYD... Honestly the leadership in the Church ought to return to what our Fathers in the Faith did because it worked. All this novelty is winning few converts and making the Church a laughingstock.

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