Friday, July 10, 2015

IVth World Youth Day - Visit of Pope John Paul II 19.8.1989

The stamp on this fdc  shows Pope John Paul II at the International Catholic Youth Forum, World Youth Day 15th to 20thAugust 1989 at Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

World Youth Day (WYD) is an event for young people organized by the Roman Catholic Church. World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985. For the first celebration of WYD in 1986, bishops all over the world were invited to schedule an annual youth event to be held every Palm Sunday in their dioceses. It is celebrated at the diocesan level annually, and at the international level every two to three years at different locations.  

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