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Australia's young pilgrims celebrate start of WYD


From Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese

All of the Australian Bishops, priests and 4,000 young pilgrims have gathered for a celebration in Madrid to mark the start of World Youth Day (WYD) 2011.

The 16 August gathering - the only moment during the WYD week in which all Australian pilgrims will be together - was celebrated with a Mass at Spain's famous Palacio de Deportes de la Communidad.

Along with prayers and blessings for the life-changing week ahead, the 'Gathering', as it was known, featured music and entertainment with Gary Pinto and Fr Robert Galea.

Read full report at the Sydney Archdiocesan Site

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