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World Youth Day

History of World Youth Day

World Youth Day officially stared in 1986 in Rome, Italy.

Since thenthere have been 11 succesful World Youth Day celebrations.

World Youth Day in Manila, Philippines, went down in history for having the most youth gathered for a Catholic celebration ever. It was estimated that there were a little over 4 million youth that attended.

The Vatican was hoping that WYD 2011 in Madrid, Spain was going to going to set a new record for attendence, but it was estimated to only being a little over two million youth, which is still a very outstantindg feat.

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