30 March 2012

Palm Sunday: World Youth Day

The World Youth Day cross in St Peter's Square on Palm Sunday

World Youth Day actually occurs annually. When it's not a year of one of the big WYD celebrations in a world location outside Rome, World Youth Day is held in a more low-key way on Palm Sunday and the focal point is the Mass in St Peter's Square, celebrated by the Pope. These annual World Youth Days are counted in the numbering of the WYDs and that's how last Summer's WYD in Madrid was the XXVI World Youth Day.
So we pray for all young people this Palm Sunday, that they may rejoice in the Lord always.
To read the Message of Pope Benedict XVI for the XXVII World Youth day, Palm Sunday, 1st April 2012, click here.