The safety of pilgrims at WYD is very important

The terrorist attacks in Paris raised many questions related to world security, among these at World Youth Day, which will take place next year in Poland.

World Youth Day is an event with a religious nature on a global scale. Many people from various countries and continents will then gather in one place. For everyone: volunteers, pilgrims, people involved with the organization of WYD safety concerns are of primary importance.

“The tragedy in Paris showed that peace and security in Europe is at risk. We hope that these issues will be resolved, that there will not be a threat,” said the Metropolitan of Krakow Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, responding to journalists’ questions.

“Europe along with the United States has strength enough in order that Europe, including Poland, continue feeling safe, and that simultaneously not only WYD in Poland, but also the European Football Championships in Paris be able to take place in security, in peace, what Europe ought to have,” added Cardinal Dziwisz.

The Organizing Committee is in close cooperation with the departments responsible for ensuring security at a national and international level.

As Fr. Grzegorz Suchodolski, secretary general of the OC WYD, assures, in the emerging situation we must behave like every adult citizen and Christian – we express our solidarity with all victims of terrorism on earth. As believers, we give assurance of our prayers.

 

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In WYD’s social media, a prayer campaign is being carried out. Volunteers and participants of WYD pray for peace on earth with the slogan, “PRAY FOR PEACE”.

 

Source: Krakow 2016

WYD2016 Group Orientation

More than a month after the Orientation of the Group Leaders and Assistant Leaders last August 15, some of the groups registered with ECY-Philippines, the official delegation of the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Youth to the World Youth Day (WYD) 2016, organized their own Group Orientation that strengthened their preparation for the WYD2016.

These groups met with their respective members to present and explain the application process established for the ECY-Philippines, and to elaborate on how they can prepare together for the WYD2016 not only in relation to the requirements but also to their being pilgrims (to see their photos click here).

Around 500 individuals from different groups representing particular churches, youth organizations, schools and other settings are expected to join the CBCP-ECY delegation to the WYD2016.

To welcome greater participation, the ECY is extending the registration of a group in this delegation until October 15.  Similarly, the application of individuals, whether belonging to a group or not, is extended until December 11.

For inquiries, please email ecyphilippines@cbcp-ecy.ph.