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The safety of pilgrims at WYD is very important

2015-11-19


The terrorist attacks in Paris raised many questions related to world security, among these at World Youth Day, which will take place next year in Poland.

World Youth Day is an event with a religious nature on a global scale. Many people from various countries and continents will then gather in one place. For everyone: volunteers, pilgrims, people involved with the organization of WYD safety concerns are of primary importance.

"The tragedy in Paris showed that peace and security in Europe is at risk. We hope that these issues will be resolved, that there will not be a threat," said the Metropolitan of Krakow Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, responding to journalists’ questions.

"Europe along with the United States has strength enough in order that Europe, including Poland, continue feeling safe, and that simultaneously not only WYD in Poland, but also the European Football Championships in Paris be able to take place in security, in peace, what Europe ought to have,” added Cardinal Dziwisz.

The Organizing Committee is in close cooperation with the departments responsible for ensuring security at a national and international level.

As Fr. Grzegorz Suchodolski, secretary general of the OC WYD, assures, in the emerging situation we must behave like every adult citizen and Christian – we express our solidarity with all victims of terrorism on earth. As believers, we give assurance of our prayers.

In WYD’s social media, a prayer campaign is being carried out. Volunteers and participants of WYD pray for peace on earth with the slogan, "PRAY FOR PEACE".

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