In Krakow today, the logo and official prayer for World Youth Day 2016 were revealed. At a press conference held by His Eminence Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow, the former private secretary to Saint John Paul II explained the symbolism behind the design chosen for the massive gathering. The red border is a geographic outline of Poland itself, with the yellow circle in the middle signifying the location of Krakow. The cross, which is the symbol World Youth Day, is at the center of the logo, wound in the red and blue flames of Divine Mercy. The red, yellow and blue color scheme plays on Krakow’s official colors as seen in the city’s coat of arms. The logo was designed by a 28 year-old, Monika Rybczynska from the small town of Ostrzeszow in mid-western Poland. In addition to the logo being revealed, Cardinal Dziwisz also released the official prayer for World Youth Day 2016. It entrusts young people and the whole of humanity to Divine Mercy, asks for the grace of a merciful heart and requests the intercession of the Virgin Mary as well as the patron saint of World Youth Day 2016, Saint John Paul II. To read the full text of the prayer, please visit the Vatican’s news aggregate at news.va
Beginning tomorrow, Salt and Light will bring you extensive live coverage of the Steubenville Toronto conference from the Mattamy Centre in downtown Toronto. Presented by the Archdiocese of Toronto, the conference will bring thousands of young people from across North America together for three days of dynamic talks, incredible music, prayer, fellowship, and liturgies. Salt and Light’s coverage will include masses, Eucharistic Adoration, prayer, and a wide range of talks from the conference’s speakers. Here’s a look ahead at what you can expect this weekend.
Salt and Light’s coverage of Steubenville Toronto begins tomorrow at 7:30pm with the conference’s opening ceremonies live from the Mattamy Centre. For more information on the conference as well as our full broadcast schedule, please visit saltandlighttv.org/steubenville