A lot of WYD stories have concentrated on
it as a Catholic Woodstock, here is a different one.
Priests have set up emergency
confessionals as thousands of pilgrims surge on to Randwick Racecourse
– sleeping out in a vigil ahead of tomorrow’s final mass.
Priests have taken plastic chairs and are sitting on the ground to take
the “overwhelming” number of young people looking to confess their sins.
“There’s too much. I came at one o’clock and there were so many people
here I thought I had to help the other priests,” said Father Bernard
Speringer, a priest from Austria.
“The sisters had planned (for confession) but they were overwhelmed by
Also not covered are the catechetical session that go on during the day.