Spain - WYD Symbols Pilgrimage

29 October 2021

Spain - October 2021 - The Organizing Committee of the World Youth Day which will take place in Lisbon in 2023 has brought the symbols of the Youth Cross and the Icon of Our Lady Salus Populi Romani to Spain, to be taken on pilgrimage. The symbols have received a special welcome from young people from the various Salesian presences since their arrival in September in the parish of "Mary Help of Christians" in Fuentes de Oñoro, in the diocese of Ciudad Rodrigo. Of special importance was the welcome accorded at the Salesian House of "Trinidad" in Seville, where Fr Jordi Lleixá, Delegate for Youth Ministry of the "Spain-Mary Help of Christians" (SMX) Province, presided over the Eucharist. A large number of young people took part at the reception in Huesca, Monzón and Malaga. Replicas of the Cross and Icon were welcomed in other Spanish Salesian presences such as in Madrid, at the houses of Atocha, Paseo, Estrecho, Granada, among others. While in Ciudad Real, the local Salesian Family accompanied the WYD Cross in the welcome celebration in the city's Cathedral. October 29 was the last day of the pilgrimage of the symbols of WYD before their return to Portugal.


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