Monday, July 14, 2008

WYD SYD 2008

"I wonder how my White Sox did?" (From the BBC News)

This week, young adults are coming to Sydney from all over the world for World Youth Day. Here in Melbourne, even, we've seen a lot of people wearing flags from their home countries as well as lots of World Youth Day gear (T-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece, jackets, flags, faux-Aussie "outback" hats).

I will be going to the Pope's big mass on Sunday. Until then, if you're interested in how Australia is perceiving the whole event, here is a link to a transcript of a video from Australia's in-depth news program, the 7:30 Report. (To watch the video itself, click one of the links under "Video" on the right hand side of the page. OR, go to the homepage and scroll down the list of stories on the right hand side until you get to "Sydney Braces Itself for World Youth Day".)

I'll try to add some more color commentary in the days to come.

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