The next, World Youth Daywill be held in Panama.
Its concept has been influenced by the Light-Life Movement that has existed in Poland since the s, where during summer camps Catholic young adults over 13 days of camp celebrated a "day of community".
For the first celebration of WYD inbishops were invited to schedule Poland wyd annual youth event to be held every Palm Sunday in their dioceses. It is celebrated at the diocesan level annually, and at the international level every two to three years at different locations. The World Youth Day closing Mass in the Philippines set a world record for the largest number of people gathered for a single religious event with 5 million attendees— a record surpassed when 6 million attended a Mass Poland wyd by Pope Francis in the Philippines 20 years later in World Youth Day is commonly celebrated in a way similar to many events.
The most emphasized and well known traditional theme is the unity and presence of numerous different cultures. Flags and other national declarations are displayed Poland wyd mainly young people to show their attendance at the events and proclaim their own themes of Catholicism.
Such is usually done through chants and singing of other national Poland wyd involving a Catholic theme. Over the course of the major events taking place, national objects are traded between pilgrims.
Flags, shirts, crosses, and other Catholic icons are carried Poland wyd pilgrims which are later traded as souvenirs to other people from different countries of the world. A unity of acceptance among people is also common, with all different cultures coming together to appreciate one another. Other widely recognized traditions include the Pope's public appearance, commencing with his arrival around the city in the " Popemobile " and then with his final Mass held at the event.
A festival in Sydney recorded an estimated distance of a kilometre walk as roads and other public transport systems were closed off. Pope Benedict XVI criticized the tendency to view WYD as a kind of rock festival ; he stressed that the event should not be considered a "variant of modern youth culture" but as the fruition of a "long exterior and interior path".
Thomas Gabriel composed for the final Mass on 21 August the Missa mundi Mass of the worldrepresenting five continents in style and instrumentation, in a European Kyrie influenced by the style of Bach, a South American Gloria with guitars and pan Poland wydan Asian Credo with sitaran African Sanctus with drums, and an Australian Agnus Dei with didgeridoos.
Sydney, Australiawas Poland wyd as the host of the World Youth Day celebrations. The week saw pilgrims from all continents participate in the Days in the Diocese program hosted by Catholic dioceses throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Cardinal Pell celebrated the Opening Mass at Barangaroo East Darling Harbour with other activities including the re-enactment of Christ's passion during the Stations of the Cross and the Poland wyd boat cruise through Sydney Harbour. Pilgrims participated in a variety of youth festivities including visits to St Mary's Cathedral Poland wyd, daily catechesis and Mass led by bishops from around the world, concerts, visits to the tomb of Saint Mary MacKillopthe Vocations Expo at Darling Harbour, reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliationand praying before the Blessed Sacrament during Adoration.
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This event was held from 16—21 August John of the CrossSt. Rose of LimaSt. Ignatius of LoyolaSt. Poland wyd Xavier patron of world missions. During his address to seminarians, Benedict announced that Poland wyd Spanish mystic and patron of Spanish diocesan clerics St. An estimated 2, people attended an all-night vigil to complete the week, more than expected. SinceWorld Youth Day has been held every three years.
More than 3 Million catholic youth had gathered for the event from across the world.
Young people from many different countries around the world took part in the week-long event which began on 25 Julyand ended on 31 Poland wyd with an open-air mass led by Pope Francis at Campus Misericordiae where he Poland wyd that the next World Youth Day will take place in Panama, Central America in Note 01 Attendance numbers reflect the total number at the closing Mass which includes many locals who attended only that one event.
Note 02 This lists languages used in the main international version of the anthem. Local versions of the anthem in other languages and alternate versions may have also been produced. At the diocesan level celebrations are decided by a local team usually appointed by the ordinary. Since these celebrations usually occur during Palm Sundayit almost always includes the Mass of Passion Sunday — when Jesus' entry to Jerusalem in his final days is commemorated.