Thursday, July 17, 2008

WYD '08

The largest youth event in the world, the 2008 World Youth Day is being held in Sydney, Australia. It started last July 15, 2008 and will be concluded on July 20, 2008.This is the largest event Australia has ever hosted, larger than the 2000 Olympics with 125, 000 expected delegates.

The WYD08 is organized by the Catholic Church and
brings together young people from around the globe to celebrate and learn about their faith on a more regular basis. This year's WYD will make use of telecommunications where Pope Benedict will be sending text messages to the pilgrims as well as the launch of a networking website where the youth can connect before and after the event.

I came across the music video on youtube while searching for the song Tell the World of His Love, the theme of the 1995 WYD held in Manila.WYD08 theme Receive the Power was sang by Guy Sebastian and Gary Pinto.

Download Receive the Power here.

1 comment:

  1. Guy Sebastian has a gift from God in composing Receive the Power and singing it so beautifully!

    World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia has been an uplifting experience for many Australians.

    It has been exciting watching all the tv coverage of Pope Benedict and how many young and not so young people that have turned out to see the Pope and also to support this wonderful global event!

    Nice blog :)