World Youth Day - News

 

753 ISRAELIS, PALESTINIANS, AND JORDANIANS ATTEND WORLD YOUTH DAY

First Massive Holy Land Delegation at a World Youth Day

TEL AVIV, AUGUST 11 (ZENIT.org-FIDES).- Three aircraft left Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport carrying 753 young Christians to Rome for the World Youth Day celebration. The Holy Land delegation includes youth from Israel, Palestine, and Jordan.

The 424 young pilgrims from Israel were accompanied by 5 priests and 3 sisters. 190 young Christians from the Palestinian territories traveled with 8 priests to Rome. The Church in Jordan sent 139 youth with 6 priests and one sister. Wadie Abunassar, spokesman for the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, which organized the pilgrimage for the 753 lucky young people, said: "this is the largest group yet that them Holy Land has sent to a World Youth gathering." 



Back

  WYD2000 Home  - News  -  Background  -  Multimedia  -  EWTN Coverage  -  Espanol