ARCHBISHOP John Bathersby is currently in Toronto, Canada, to celebrate World Youth Day 2002.
He flew out of Brisbane last weekend with a contingent of 16 youths to celebrate the international event, with an expected up to one million young Catholics from world wide participating.
The Queensland contingent was delayed some five hours by fog, but eventually left mid morning on Sunday, July 21.
Archbishop Bathersby and his companions also linked up with about 385 other young Queenslanders, who left a week earlier and have undertaken a pilgrimage to Toronto taking in the Rocky Mountains, Quebec and Montreal.
Before leaving Brisbane Archbishop Bathersby said he was looking forward to the event , which would be less strenuous than the pilgrimage he lead to the 2000 World Youth Day in Rome.
The pilgrims aged between 16 and 35 are staying in the heart of Toronto. They will take part in catechises and Stations of the Cross during the week.
The culmination of the celebration will be a papal Mass this morning, July 28.
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