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How Does Catechesis Take Place at WYD?

Last edited 25th June 2013

How Does Catechesis Take Place at WYD?

One of the traditional activities of World Youth Day (WYD) is catechesis. Conducted by bishops of diverse nationalities invited by the Pontifical Council for the Laity (PCL), catechesis is a moment of reflection and an in-depth examination of the WYD Rio 2013 theme “Go and make disciples among all the nations” (Mt 28:19). Young people from different countries, speakers of a same language, gather together with priests, bishops, and cardinals, to pray and meditate on the mysteries of the love of God.

The program begins around 9am with praise conducted by an enthusiastic group of volunteers selected by the PCL. Then, the catechist bishop begins the proclamation. The catechesis sessions, that take place on July 24th-26th, have the presence of a different bishop each day.


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