World Youth Day 2002 Toronto, Canada 18-28 July

14 Jul 2002

World Youth Day 2002 Toronto, Canada 18-28 July

World Youth Day 2002 takes place in Toronto, Canada from 18th-28th July. The theme of this year’s World Youth Day is “You are the salt of the earth….You are the light of the world.” (Mt: 5:13-14)

Over 500 young people from Ireland will attend the event in Toronto accompanied by Cardinal Desmond Connell, Bishop James Moriarty (Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin) and Bishop Michael Smith (Meath).

The Catholic Communications Office has established a special web feature for World Youth Day 2002 which includes information on the event, details of the Irish Groups travelling to Toronto, broadcast news, details of the Pope’s schedule for the event, news updates and a useful links section.

The web feature can be accessed by clicking on the World Youth Day 2002 link from the home page of the Catholic Communications Office website:”. The webfeature will be updated regularly as additional news and information becomes available.

Further Information:

Catholic Communications Office: (01) 505 3000
Ms Brenda Drumm: (087) 233 7797