Pope Visits for World Youth Day

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

Up to 750,000 people who are expected to descend upon Toronto, Canada, for Pope John Paul II visit during the week-long celebration of World Youth Day.

The pontiff is expected to arrive in Canada on Tuesday. Although the pope is suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other ailments, he is expected to lead a lengthy vigil and mass at the end of the week. The 82-year-old pontiff started the Catholic Youth Jamboree in Rome in 1985.

This trip will be the pontiff's 97th international tour of his papacy.


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