Archive of August 16, 2011

Australians reflect on WYD impact and its meaning for Madrid

Aug 16, 2011 - 08:18 pm .- The Catholic Church in Spain will benefit greatly from this week’s World Youth Day – and in ways that can’t be imagined yet, say Australian Catholics who hosted the 2008 gathering in Sydney.

Cardinal Rylko welcomes youth at inaugural Mass

Aug 16, 2011 - 06:21 pm .- Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko welcomed the more than 500,000 young people who flooded the Plaza de Cibeles at the World Youth Day Madrid 2011 opening Mass on Aug. 16.

September 11 flag arrives at World Youth Day

Aug 16, 2011 - 02:55 pm .- A U.S. flag that has appeared at every World Youth Day over the past decade in remembrance of 9/11 victims has arrived in Madrid.

Canada leads the way at World Youth Day

Aug 16, 2011 - 02:08 pm .- Over 5,000 Canadian youngsters began World Youth Day this morning with a rally where they gathered to pray, sing and celebrate their Catholic faith.

Iraqi Christians worry after car bomb hits third Kirkuk church

Aug 16, 2011 - 06:23 am .- In less than two weeks, car bomb attacks have hit three churches in the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk. The city’s archbishop lamented that Christians’ security concerns are not a priority for the government.

Vatican official calls Catholic shrines an effective way to evangelize

Aug 16, 2011 - 02:25 am .- Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect for the Congregation for Clergy, stated in a recent letter to all Catholic shrines around the globe that they provide a crucial opportunity to evangelize the thousands of tourists who visit them each year.

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