World Youth Day, the international gathering for Catholics, begins tomorrow, June 23 and runs through until June 28. Pope Francis left to attend the gathering in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil today.
I have been checking the official site for World Youth Day, http://www.WorldYouthDay.com, for updates and information since I will be watching the events from afar this year.
For those of you who are going, it looks to be an amazing pilgrimage experience with Pope Francis and millions of youths from around the world.
The theme for this year’s World Youth Day is “Go and Make Disciples of All Nations.”
I was lucky enough to attend World Youth Day in Madrid two years ago. This video was made for the event in Rio using footage from Madrid. It’s a beautiful video and can give those of you who are not able to go a feel for what the pilgrimage is all about.
I will keep updating on this blog site with news and events from World Youth Day so that we can all join in on the experience.