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Pope Benedict XVI's message prior to his arrival in Sydney in July.


See good coverage of WYD SYD 08 in "The Australian" newspaper. This paper seems to be covering the event with a more positive approach than some other national media. The coverage includes some excellent photos.

Papal arrival in Sydney (gallery) here.
Arrival of the Cross and Icon by Sydney ferry (gallery) here.
Opening Mass (gallery) at Barangaroo here.
Super Thursday - Pope on harbour & at Barangaroo & 'popemobile' (gallery) here
There are also photos on the ABC news site here

Friday pics in the 'Australian' here
Saturday vigil - pics of vigil celebration - in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' here
Sunday - pics of final Mass - in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' here
extra links on 'SMH' site here
and from the 'Australian' here

extra links on 'SMH' site here

Media coverage of World Youth Day Sydney 2008: SBS TV and Sky News have announced full coverage. EWTN - the international Catholic channel is also covering all events. Other channels may cover some events, but you will need to check their program guides for details. Check SBS coverage here

Days in the Diocese have touched many people - young and all ages - around the nation. The video on the left tell the people of Canberra how close it is alll getting. It's the same message for us.


Receive the Power
theme song for
World Youth Day 2008
sung by Guy Sebastian and Paulini

Journey of the Cross and Icon 2007 (see below)
these 2 beach Pics thanks to the Northern Star

These photos were taken at Sharpes Beach (near Skennars Head).

Students from our 3 parish schools took part in this preparation

for the visit of the WYD Cross & Icon in August 2007.

Journey of the Cross and Icon
Ballina Parish 6th August 2007
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World Youth Day Cross & Icon in St Francis Xavier's

Sharpes Beach and Xavier Catholic College
click on any of the 'flash' pics for more detail
World Youth Day 2005 - see how the last one went


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