BLOG: World Youth Day
2016 has come and gone and so it’s time for our year-end-review. What are the highlights of this past year? What stands out the most in your mind? What’s your favourite Pope Francis moment? Join Deacon Pedro and our year-in review panel, Sebastian Gomes and Emilie Callan as they look at the Church in the ...read more
On a Friday night in July 2002, during the World Youth Day celebration in Toronto, I was standing just down the street from the Royal Ontario Museum. As a member of the World Youth Secretariat under the Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs, I was assigned to stand by a viewing area for local dignitaries ...read more
Looking back, 2016 was a year of changes. I started it as a Freelance camera operator, filming a lifestyle television show for Accessible Media. We were out in the cold day after day and I did not quite know what the next month would bring. As I became more involved with Salt and Light, I ...read more
Salt + Light Italian Producer and Host Matteo Ciofi recalls WYD 2000 in Rome, his hometown, and welcoming the world into his backyard. ...read more
Salt + Light Editor Richard Valenti recalls the spontaneous moment when a pilgrim slid down a hill and made new friends at World Youth Day in Cologne, 2005. ...read more
At the 2016 CCCB Plenary, Salt + Light television presented the following video summary on World Youth Day Krakow 2016. The Bishops were happy to watch the recap where Poland welcomed almost 4,000 Canadians to the World Youth Day. ...read more
Another World Youth Day has come and gone. Looking back at it, I can honestly say that I had an amazing experience. To be gathered with so many young Catholics from around the world gave me hope and energy. I felt inspired by Pope Francis’ words. I made some new friends, had some moving experiences, ...read more
WYD Wrap-Up: Krakow 2016 is now available to watch and share online! (watch below) A month after the memorable experience of World Youth Day Krakow, Salt and Light Television brings you a special hour-long WYD wrap-up show, featuring many great story lines including: the World Youth Day returning to its birthplace, the city of Saint ...read more
Pope Francis’ silence in Auschwitz shaped powerful WYD message. ...read more
Written by Ian Meaden and the  St. Joseph’s Basilica World Youth Day Group. Well another World Youth Day has come and gone. I find for each one I have been to that my experience was always different and there is always something new that I have taken away. Now, I could write a full length blog ...read more