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World Youth Day 2011 Kicks Off in Madrid! (Tuesday, August 16)

Last edited 22nd August 2011

It's official. World Youth Day is finally here. The big event kicked off Tuesday night with an opening Mass in Madrid's Plaza de Cibeles, one of the city's main monuments. It was surrounded by thousands of young people, who traveled from every corner of the world.

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121 Hours of ‘Non-Stop’ Prayer During WYD

Last edited 16th August 2011

Whatever the hour of the day, from 16 to 21 August, there will be someone praying for WYD and its fruits. This is the aim of the Chain of Eucharistic Adoration to begin August 16th in the chapel at the Madrid Seminary (calle San Bernardo, 9) and continue for a total of 121 hours. More than 300 communities and 40 Diocese of Spain and different parts of the world have joined this chain of prayer which will continue until WYD concludes. Visit this article to read more.

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Spain is Ready for WYD Evangelization, Says Vatican Cardinal (Monday, August 15)

Last edited 22nd August 2011

Hundreds of thousands of young Catholics from all over the world have arrived in Madrid, where World Youth Day festivities formally begin on Tuesday, August 16!

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From Around the World, Pilgrims Arrive in Madrid, Tired but Excited (Monday, August 15)

Last edited 22nd August 2011

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across the globe descended on the Spanish capital Aug. 15 with an array of colorful T-shirts, bloodshot eyes and a unified spirit of excitement about World Youth Day. On the eve of the festivities' official opening, pilgrims with their specially designed World Youth Day backpacks crowded the streets, Metro cars and cafes. Many were exhausted, having arrived only hours before.

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What is iCat?!

Last edited 15th August 2011

Join the WYD Madrid team at the Palacio de Deportes in Madrid at 2pm on Friday 19 August, for an unforgettable social networking event!

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Over 130,000 Youth Enjoy Days in the Diocese Across Spain

Last edited 15th August 2011

Madrid is hosting World Youth Day - but all of Spain is joining in the celebration! More than 130,000 young people from across the world have been spending time throughout Spain’s 65 dioceses in the lead up to the first WYD event on 16 August.

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WYD Madrid Responds to ‘Deep Crisis’ of Postmodern World

Last edited 14th August 2011

World Youth Day in Madrid will help many young people find “a foundation on which to build their lives” in a time of crisis, says one of the key Vatican organizers of the event.

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What is World Youth Day?

Last edited 14th August 2011

Everyone is talking about World Youth Day! So what exactly is it? Watch this video for a summary of the history and traditions surrounding the event.

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Pope's Agenda During World Youth Day

Last edited 14th August 2011

Pope Benedict XVI is all set to go to Madrid where he'll be welcomed by roughly 1.5 million people from every corner of the world! Watch this video to find out what the Holy Father will be doing during World Youth Day 2011!

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A Prayer for WYD2011 Pilgrims

Last edited 12th August 2011

Here is a prayer provided by the World Youth Day team in Madrid, for WYD pilgrims. Pass on the prayer to anyone you know attending WYD 2011!

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