WYD Archived Video
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the final Mass: the high point of the 2008
World Youth Day events.
by Fr. Mark
I am so thankful and happy that I was able to come to World Youth Day in Sydney. I must admit that, at first, it did seem a bit daunting to travel all the way to Australia for the events. However, being here, I am reminded of the youthfulness and vitality of the Church, especially manifested in the young, but present in all of us. The Church is ever young. more
Thank you for your wonderful coverage of the WYD2008. Living in a pagan country (ENGLAND) there is little or no coverage on mainstrean Television. (Maybe 2 minutes all week!) Through your programmes on the Internet we have been able to be a part of this historic event.
Thank you again on behalf of all internet viewers.
Michael P. Englandmore
Pope Farewells Australia: "You have opened your doors and your hearts to the world’s youth, and on their behalf I thank you."
Sydney, Jul 20, 2008 (CNA).- Pope Benedict
departed Australia for Rome today after a hectic eight-day stay,
concluding his World Youth Day activities, blessing Australia before
taking flight at a farewell ceremony with the Prime Minister (PM) Kevin
Rudd, and other Australian civic leaders. more
Official WYD Press Releases
World Youth Day Sydney 2008 Media Events: Saturday 19 July
World Youth Day is a pilgrimage, and an actual pilgrimage walk will be one of the highlight events tomorrow. The 10km journey will take place from North Sydney to Randwick. more
:: View World Youth Day 2008 Interviews from "Life on the Rock"