Rio and Beyond
January 13, 2012 Leave a comment
With WYD in Rio only 557 days away (parishes should already be talking about how to support a young person, more on this later) Fr Stephen Wang of the Diocese of Westminster is suggesting that London would make an appropriate host city for the following WYD on his blog Bridges and Tangents.
All the talk is that the next WYD is to be hosted by Cracow in 2015. Would it be possible that the plan is that the next WYD
would coincide with the Canonisation of Blessed John Paul II or closely follow on after it ?
Fr Stephen suggests that following the recent Papal Visit and the upcoming Olympic Games, London would be a great option. I couldn’t agree more. Fr Steven also suggests though that WYD could be pushed back to 2016, giving a three year gap,
I don’t agree with that idea, and I have spoke on why before. I think the two year gap works as it forces diocese to see WYD not as an burden on regular Youth Ministry resources, but as an integral part of any active and Catholic youth ministry.