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World Youth Day Sydney Makes Pope Nostalgic For Past

by | 1st, July 2008

POPE Benedict XVI is a champion of youth and World Youth Day:

At the age of 14, he joined the Hitler Youth, as was required of young Germans of the time, but was not an enthusiastic member.

And now he’s celebrating World Youth Day, a time of freedom and youthful fun:

New regulations give police and emergency services workers the power to order anyone to stop behavior that “causes annoyance or inconvenience to participants in a World Youth Day event,” according to a New South Wales state government gazette. Anyone who does not comply faces a $5,300 fine.

The laws will apply in dozens of areas of downtown Sydney — including the city’s landmark opera house, train stations and city parks — that are designated venues for World Youth Day, a Catholic evangelical festival at which Pope Benedict XVI will conduct mass and lead prayer meetings when he visits.

Plus ca change…

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