World Youth Day – some photos of the pilgrims progress.

World Youth Day continues to be an amazing spectacle as the city of Sydney is awash with young pilgrims from all over the world.  There is a great sense of the Universal Church as one mingles with people from the many and varied cultures that already make up the multicultural mix that is Australia in 2008.  The pilgrims are making contact with the communities in Australia and with other pilgrims from countries that they may have never had any contact with.

There is also a great inter-faith contact and dialogue and one of the most inspiring news stories came from the Muslim community, where the Malek Fahd Islamic school in Greenacre has opened its doors to host 300 Catholic pilgrims in their school hall, as a gesture of ecumenical tolerance and friendship.

Today’s entry into Sydney by the Pope brought a crowd of an estimated  150,000 pilgrims from more than 170 nations, to the streets of Sydney.

Included today is a selection of photo’s taken at World Youth Day events over the past few days.  Hopefully there  will be more to come.

WYD opening Mass

Opening Mass 15 July, 2008, Photograph taken by © Dom Marie.

Pilgrim crowds at WYD Opening Mass

Opening Mass 15 July, 2008, Photograph taken by © Dom Marie.

Cardinal Pell at altar

Opening Mass 15 July, 2008, Photograph taken by © Dom Marie.

Pilgrims gather for Catechesis

Pilgrims at a Catechesis centre, 16 July, 2008. Photograph taken by © Dom Marie.

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~ by abstraktbiblos on Thursday, 17 July, 2008.

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