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Students ready for World Youth Day Krakow

March 14, 2016

Up to five million people aged sixteen to thirty-five will gather  in Krakow to hear Pope Francis give the closing Mass after a week of catechesis, festivals and much more.

Pope Saint John Paul II established World Youth Day (WYD) in 1986, with the first WYD being held on Palm Sunday in Rome. It is now celebrated on Palm Sunday every year at a local diocesan level.

Every two to three years, WYD is taken to an international host city for a week- long series of events attended by the Pope and millions of young people from all over the world who unite in a pilgrimage of faith where they can encounter the love of God.

Students from all over our Diocese have been raising funds through their Parish and School communities for their pilgrimages.

If you know of anyone between 16-35 years who would like to be a part of this extraordinary pilgrimage with our Bishop Peter Comensoli and 300+ Diocese of Broken Bay pilgrims email or visit for more details. Registrations are open until May 2016.