Thursday, 15 September 2011

Remembering World Youth Day and the Pope's Visit

This Friday 16 September Bishop Kieran will join with young people from the diocese at the Christian Education Centre in Crawley for a celebration remembering the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to these shores a year ago as well as the recent meeting with him at World Youth Day in Madrid.

It is only a few weeks ago that the Diocesan Youth Service was in Madrid for World Youth Day with over a 160 young people from this Diocese and up to 2 million in total! It was hot, it was chaotic, but more than that it was a faith-filled event. For more pictures and stories visit the youth website via

It is also a year since the Holy Father was with us in the United Kingdom. We are still unpacking the legacy of that visit (see for more on this). One way, and there are many more, this legacy is being recognized is by the reintroduction of abstinence from meat on Fridays. See the video comment from Simon orginally from this diocese below

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