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WYD08 an enduring success - Part 1
Last edited 29th June 2009

Bishop Anthony Fisher summarizes the findings of a post-WYD08 study.


World Youth Day’s Lasting Impact
Last edited 12th June 2009

"7 out of 10 young people who attended World Youth Day in Sydney last year rated it as one of the best experiences in their life. This was one of the findings of a survey carried out to measure the impact of the event", By Fr John Flynn

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Pope Receives Message Stick From Australia's Indigenous People
Last edited 18th June 2009

"The gift of the Message Stick to Pope Benedict XVI marks the final event in Sydney’s World Youth Day celebrations." By Jenny Cullen

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Gift to Pope Benedict XVI from Indigenous Australians
Last edited 18th June 2009

In a special ceremony at the Vatican, Sydney Indigenous youth leader and educator, Mark Heiss will present Pope Benedict XVI with the Message Stick that accompanied the World Youth Day Cross and Icon on its tour of Australia prior to WYD08. By Jenny Cullen

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'Tears' at Handover, says Bishop
Last edited 18th May 2009

"The handover of the WYD08 Cross and Icon will be difficult and there are sure to be many tears, says Bishop Anthony Fisher OP", By Jenny Cullen


WYD08 Stations of the Cross
Last edited 2nd March 2011

Pope John Paul II prayed these Stations of the Cross on Good Friday twice at the Colosseum in Rome; last July, with Pope Benedict, they were enacted at WYD Sydney. Click the link below if you'd like to download the prayers (in pdf format) or click here to watch some of the highlights of the WYD08 Stations on Xt3's media player!


Amazing Stories from a Master Communicator
Last edited 17th January 2011

Fr Thomas Rosica shares stories of John Paul II from a very personal perspective. You'll enjoy the humor & sincerity of this great speaker, the head of WYD2002 & the CEO of the Canadian Catholic Television Station, Salt and Light. Fr Tom was recorded speaking to young people at the 2008 iwitness conference.


WYD08 Apostles
Last edited 6th July 2009

Bishop Anthony Fisher OP (Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney Archdiocese) looks back at World Youth Day 2008 & discusses what it is to be WYD apostles - talk 35 mins; Q&As 30 mins - at Theology on Tap, Sydney.  More here

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Cross Culture
Last edited 2nd July 2009

This is a trailer for Grassroots 20 minute film CrossCulture - "The World Youth Days of Pope John Paul II give the Church a young & hopeful face. In the next 20 minutes, feel the energy of the youth to whom the future belongs. This future will vibrate in the streets of Cologne in August 2005. Be set on fire through this explosive film & the young music of a new youth culture, which has as its sign the cross of Jesus Christ!" 

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The Pope on WYD08
Last edited 7th July 2009

Ever wanted to know what the Pope thinks about his time at a World Youth Day gathering? Well, according to the man himself, he loved WYD08! Check out some of the remarks he has made since leaving the shores of Sydney.

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