XX World Youth Day
What: World Youth Day will be held in Cologne, Germany, August 16-21. More than 70 bishops and 24,000 young Americans will attend the event which will include meeting with Pope Benedict XVI. A special program for U.S. military will be among activities planned in conjunction with the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services and the USCCB Office for Vocations. Further information on all aspects of World Youth Day can be found at www.wydusa.org and www.wjt2005.de.
When: August 16--21
Where: Cologne, Germany. The U.S. headquarters will be located in Cologne in the LVR building behind the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Telephone numbers are +49 (0)221-809-6001 and +49 (0)221-809-7607. Some U.S. parish groups will be involved in programs in different dioceses throughout Germany prior to the formal opening of the event in Cologne.
Who: USCCB Contacts include Sister Eileen McCann, CSJ, the U.S. bishops' Coordinator for Youth and Young Adults. (email@example.com). She will be available to assist media on site in setting up interviews with bishops and participants. Others on site include Rick McCord, Executive Director, USCCB Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women and Youth (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Father Edward Burns, Executive Director of the USCCB Secretariat for Vocations and Priestly Formation (email@example.com).