World Youth Day 2008 – Sydney welcomes pilgrims from around the globe.

Sydney began welcoming thousands of pilgrims that have arrived for the week of World Youth Day events that culminate on Sunday with a Papal Mass.  The enthusiasm and excitement is reminiscent of the 2000 Olympic Games and it really is wonderful having youth from so many nations in the city. The excitement is palpable and Sydney is a wonderful backdrop to this great event.

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Sydney for Catholic World Youth Day celebrations today, his plane touching down at Richmond RAAF base, on Sydney’s north-western outskirts, at 3pm.

I hope to be out and about documenting this special event in Sydney and post some images of the pilgrims and of the city as it welcomes this multicultural flood of pilgrims from around the globe.

PHOTO: World Youth Day in Rome, 2000.

Pilgrims at WYD Rome

Source: Wikipedia.

~ by abstraktbiblos on Monday, 14 July, 2008.

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