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Going to WYD Krakow? Here’s what to expect

Going to WYD Krakow? Here’s what to expect

As thousands of pilgrims count the days to World Youth Day Krakow, we bring you tips from a WYD veteran who has been joining WYD since 1995.

When asked what delegates joining WYD for the first time can expect from the Krakow experience, the 36-year-old youth minister Stephen Borja, who is a staff at the National Secretariat for Youth Apostolate, which is under the CBCP – Episcopal Commission on Youth, said, “Expect more friends and to gather unique memories.”

“I was excited!” This is how Stephen described how he felt during the WYD in Manila, which until today holds the all-time record of largest “WYD Concluding Mass crowd.”

He mentioned that he joined the event with his classmates and was even lucky enough to welcome the WYD Cross in their campus. Stephen said even after so many WYDs he’s still excited to go to Krakow, Poland probably because he’s not just going as a pilgrim but also to provide accompaniment to the official Philippine delegation.

When asked to describe the WYD one word, Stephen said: Grace.

(Danielle Bostre)

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