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World Youth Day has been held in the following host cities:

1987 11-12 April – Buenos Aires ARGENTINA 

Theme: “We ourselves have known and put our faith in God’s love towards ourselves” (1Jn 4:16)

1989 15-20 August Santiago de Compostela SPAIN 

Theme: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” (Jn 14:6)

1991 10-15 August Czestochowa POLAND — 1.6 million

 Theme: “You have received a spirit of sonship” (Rom 8:15)

1993 10-15 August Denver USA — 500,000

Theme: “I came that they might have life, and have it to the full” (Jn 10:10)

1995 10-15 January Manila PHILIPPINES — 4 million

Theme: “As the Father sent me, so am I sending you” (Jn 20: 21)

1997 19-24 August Paris FRANCE — 1.2 million

Theme: “Teacher, where are you staying? Come and see” (cf. Jn 1:38-39)

2000 15-20 August Rome  Jubilee Year ITALY — 2 million

Theme: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14)

2002 23-28 July Toronto CANADA — 800,000

Theme: “You are the salt of the earth … you are the light of the world” (Mt 5: 13,14)

2005 16-21 August Cologne GERMANY — 1.2 million

Theme: “We have come to worship Him” (Mt 2,2)

2008 15-20 July Sydney AUSTRALIA Expecting 500,000

Theme: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1, 8)

The last WYD in Cologne featured:

– 435,000 registered pilgrims from 197 nations

– 23,000 volunteers from 120 nations

– 8,000 accredited media

– 800 Cardinals and Bishops

World Youth Day Sydney 2008 Fact Sheet

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