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Youth Survey Highlights Concerns

SYNODIn 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference initiated a survey of young people aged 16 to 29 to highlight the concerns of young people.

The survey was the largest ever survey of young Catholics. Archbishop Fisher, the Bishop’s delegate for youth, revealed that over 15 000 young Catholics responded ‘passionately and earnestly’.

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Remembering World Youth Day 2008

World Youth Day - Sydney 2008The first Oceania World Youth Day was celebrated in Sydney in 2008.

Almost 500 000 people and more than 200 countries took part in the WYD week’s celebrations, but over the weekend more than 1 million people attended the festival events. In addition, there were more than 600 bishops and cardinals and 6 600 reporters from around the world. Pope Benedict also attended.

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