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WYD: CATECHESIS, MASS, CONFESSION AND THE HOLY DOOR

VATICAN CITY, AUG 17, 2000 (VIS) - Thursday morning, various cardinals and bishops who are participating in World Youth Day imparted Jubilee catechesis to young people, divided into language groups, in various basilicas and churches of Rome.

At the same time, two international Masses for young people were being held in the Circus Maximus, one at 9 a.m. and the other at 11:30. Since 7 a.m. priests have been taking it in turns to administer the Sacrament of Confession in 32 languages in 300 specially prepared booths around the Circus Maximus.

This afternoon, the 'Incontragiovani' (meetings between young people) will be held. These are 280 initiatives organized by movements, groups, parishes and ecclesial bodies from 30 different countries, during which the young people will have the chance to meet and talk directly.

From 7 a.m. today, as yesterday, a constant stream of young pilgrims pass down the Via della Conciliazione into St. Peter's Square and then through the Holy Door of the basilica in order to gain the Jubilee indulgence. 



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