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Old 12-12-2004, 08:31 AM   #1
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Hi, just a shout out to those planning to attend the 20th World Youth Day in Cologne.

I'm a 20 year-old student from Perth, a first time pilgrim from Western Australia travelling with a group from the parish of St. Thomas More in the Bateman diocese.

It'd be nice to network with some fellow pilgrims and maybe hear some travel advice from those who've been before.

Hope to see some replies!
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I went to WYD in Denver in 1993, and part of the one in Rome in 2000. They are pretty cool events. Certainly a sense of solidarity. Enjoy!
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hm I guess I could look it up but what is it?
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hm I guess I could look it up but what is it?
World Youth Day is an event held every other year in a different country at hosted by the Pope (John Paul II) for youth. There are usually millions in attendance. They are expecting 5 million in Cologne.
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I went to WYD in Denver in 1993, and part of the one in Rome in 2000.* They are pretty cool events.* Certainly a sense of solidarity.* Enjoy!
hey krazylegs - i'm sure i will! =D

have you any advice on packing ? i can't seem to find a recommended backpack capacity for a 2 week travel duration
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Well, just plan to do a lot of walking. I'd pack a good number of tshirts and a good water bottle or a camelbak. A seperate day pack might also be wise. Oh and bring a book for times you are waiting for things to start...things move slow with that many people.

You'll have a blast!
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excuse my ignorance but can anyone go or is it just for catholics? I am a spiritualist and respect all faiths however catholism doesnt respect mine (im always being told to give up the ghost ahem sorry lame joke!)
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Hey Kai!! Another Perthie yay! Welcome to tpunk! Im not religious and dont know much about WYD but I hope its all what you want it to be

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excuse my ignorance but can anyone go or is it just for catholics? I am a spiritualist and respect all faiths however catholism doesnt respect mine (im always being told to give up the ghost ahem sorry lame joke!)
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yea lots of non-catholic, and even non-christians go. I am very spiritual but not religious...so I hear ya!
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OZm8: perth rawks! :P hehe, but some crazy heat we've been having yeah?

thanks for the good wishes

krazylegs: yeah i've heard about the walks, i think we've got a 15km trek to the site where the Pope will conduct mass.
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excuse my ignorance but can anyone go or is it just for catholics? I am a spiritualist and respect all faiths however catholism doesnt respect mine (im always being told to give up the ghost ahem sorry lame joke!)
hey beergal =)

you'll find younger Catholics more liberal and accepting of other faiths/beliefs. Sucks to hear you've had a bad experience before though.
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WYD in Toronto in 2003 was the best time i have every had working, i tell ya it was a sight to see thats for sure. Who ever goes will have a blast! If ya get the chance tell PJP2 that CD says hi!
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^ Yea, I am sure he'll remember you CD!!!
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