World Youth Day 2000

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XV World Youth Day
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Date August 15, 2000 (2000-08-15)-
August 20, 2000 (2000-08-20)
Location Rome, Italy
Type Youth festival
Theme "The word was made flesh, and dwelt amongst us" (John 1:14)

World Youth Day 2000 was a Catholic youth festival held from August 15–20 2000 in Rome, Italy.

Events

The international level celebration of World Youth Day in 2000 was meant to coincide with the Jubilee Year proclaimed by Pope John Paul II, to celebrate 2000 years since the birth of Jesus Christ. This is also reflected in the theme for the celebrations.

World Youth Day 2000 in Rome

This marks the first World Youth Day in Rome where the final closing Mass was not held at Saint Peter's Square but in the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

References

  1. ^ Closing Mass Homily

Coordinates: 41°51′09″N 12°38′10″E / 41.85250°N 12.63611°E / 41.85250; 12.63611

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