There are almost 100 pilgrims traveling from Limerick to World Youth Day today. This is the diocesan pilgrimage group as they leave Shannon airport (including SS102fm's own Lorraine Buckley!) - we wish them, the Polish pilgrimage, pilgrims traveling with the Franciscans Friars of the Renewal and other groups all the very best. Pray for us as we pray for you all. #wyd2016
Press release from Limerick Diocese with comments from Bishop Brendan available HERE.
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The salt of the earth,
We scatter the darkness
When love becomes our way.
The light of the world
Christ is our light.
We shine with his brightness,
The reflection of his light
From day to day!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3 million attend the final Mass.
Spain became the first country besides Italy to host WYD for a second time.
Sydney, Australia. Pope Benedict XVI makes his first trip to Australia to deliver the final Mass at the gathering.
800,000 attended mass presided by the Pope.
Over 2 million attendees; Dubbed the "Catholic Woodstock"
Featured concerts and prayer services.
300 portable confessionals were set up around the Colosseum and Circus Maximus arena.
2000 priests were on hand to hear confessions in over 30 languages.
Over 500,000 attendees
Over 1 million attended mass at Longchamps Race Track
Pope at mass: "there is more to life than films and pop music."
Up to 5 million attended mass.
Pope had to use a helicopter to get to the stage.