Spanish bishop leads five day walk for WYD

Madrid, Spain, Jul 15, 2008 / 12:49 pm (CNA) .- Bishop Carlos Lopez Hernandez of Salamanca in Spain has begun a five-day pilgrimage on foot from Salamanca to the famous shrine of Santiago de Compostela where together with young people he will celebrate World Youth Day in solidarity with the young people in Australia.

The young people from Salamanca will meet up in Santiago with 120 youths from other dioceses in Spain.  They hope to arrive at the tomb of St. James on July 18th at noon to participate in activities with the other young people.  They will conclude their pilgrimage with a satellite hookup to follow the closing Mass at WYD in Sydney, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI.