.- Seminarians from around the world have until the end of July to register for a special meeting with Pope during World Youth Day in Cologne in August. According to organizers of event, there are two international gatherings of seminarians scheduled for WYD. The first will be a holy hour presided by the Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, which will be open to all seminarians, priests involved in their formation and young men interested in the priesthood. This event will take place on Wednesday afternoon, August 17.
The second meeting will be presided by Pope Benedict XVI and will take place on Friday, August 19 at 5pm at the Church of St. Pantaleon in Cologne. In order to obtain one of the 5,000 passes to the event, seminarians must register by July 31.
Passes can be picked up between August 15-18, from 10am to 10pm and on Thursday, August 19, until 2pm at the Church of St. Pantaleon. Seminarians are required to present a letter from their respective bishops verifying their enrollment in seminary as well as personal identification documents.
In order to obtain one of the 5,000 passes to the event, seminarians must register online by July 31 at: http://www.wjt2005-seminaristen.de/index_e.htm