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Broken Bay Youth Singing Strong

Last edited 23rd March 2015

When the voices and prayers ring out in Kraków, Poland for World Youth Day 2016, one group of young adults from Broken Bay will be singing strong….knowing that Australians throughout the celebrations are singing their version of the WYD2016 theme song.

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What's your WYD story?

Last edited 13th April 2015

How does an event like World Youth Day impact on a young person’s life? Every pilgrim has a different story…

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#PrayforWYD - A Virtual Marathon of Prayers for WYD16

Last edited 13th April 2015

As the countdown to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow passed the 500-days to go mark, the WYD Organising Committee has teamed up with Spanish social media group 'May Feelings' to launch a virtual marathon of prayers called #prayforWYD.

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John Paul II's Special Bond with World Youth Day

Last edited 12th March 2015

World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul II, who was convinced that young people need more good advice from the Church; but rather, they also need someone to accompany them and teach them how to express themselves in the best way. This is how World Youth Day was born, and as a result a special relationship was developed between the Holy Father and the young people of the world. WYD2016 in Krakow will continue this legacy, with Saint John Paul II named as the patron Saint.

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Feast of Saint Casimir, Patron Saint of Poland

Last edited 4th March 2015

Today is the feast day of Saint Casimir Jagiellon, patron Saint of Poland. As we countdown to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland next year, let us ask Saint Casimir to intercede for all those planning to attend World Youth Day.

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Vote for Your Favourite World Youth Day Song!

Last edited 26th February 2015

The official World Youth Day English Facebook Page has been featuring all the songs from the past World Youth Days around the world. And now they are running a poll so each one of us can vote for our favourite!

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Become a WYD Krakow 2016 Sponsor

Last edited 23rd February 2015

The World Youth Day 2016 Office in Krakow is inviting people from around the world to become financial sponsors for the upcoming international World Youth Day, which will take place in Krakow in July 2016. Even the smallest donation will help! There are several ways you can support WYD2016:

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Pope's Message for World Youth Day 2015, Palm Sunday

Last edited 18th February 2015

Did you know that in addition to the larger international World Youth Days, World Youth Day is also celebrated at a local level on Palm Sunday? So on this upcoming Palm Sunday, which will take place on Sunday 29 March 2015, the youth of the world will celebrate WYD2015. Pope Francis has released a message for this year's WYD celebrations, with the theme: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Mt 5: 8).

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Schedule for WYD2016 in Krakow Revealed

Last edited 10th February 2015

The World Youth Day office in Krakow, Poland has released the schedule for the main events that will take place during the World Youth Day week in July 2016. A more detailed schedule will follow closer to the event.

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Saint John Paul II - The Life of a Holy Pope

Last edited 7th April 2015

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, and the final day of our Lent and Easter calendar! Thank you for taking this journey with us. As today's feast day, Divine Mercy Sunday, had a special place in the heart of Pope John Paul II, one of the patron Saints of the upcoming World Youth Day 2014. So let us finish the 2015 calendar with a fun video about the life and sanctity of John Paul II.

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