Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Meeting the Pope 'amazing'

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of WYD Toronto

Little Flower Academy pilgrims with Analyn Perez (right) helped to welcome Pope
(now Blessed) John Paul II to Toronto 10 years ago. "It really felt like the Body of
Christ (gathered) around our vicar," said Perez. BCC file photo.
It's been 10 years since Toronto hosted World Youth Day, and Alistair Burns talks to a couple of attendees, one from the Archdiocese of Vancouver, the other the CEO of Salt and Light TV:
In July 2002 the city of Toronto hosted the 17th International World Youth Day. Several hundred thousand youth, including groups from the Archdiocese of Vancouver, went by train, plane, and car. While there they welcomed the elderly Pope John Paul II.

The archdiocese is going to celebrate WYD's 10th anniversary with a Mass, to be celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, and a barbeque at Good Shepherd Church in Surrey July 28.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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