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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