Welcome to Sydney Catholic Schools’ World Youth Day 2016 blog.
Here you will find news and photographs from each day of the journey for our 17 bus groups of 567 student and staff pilgrims.
Standing at departures with the Bus 16 crew, our group of 35 swelled with families saying a long goodbye at Sydney International Airport, it was hard to fathom what the crowd of up to 5 million people we will encounter during Mass with Pope Francis in Krakow, Poland on July 31 will look like!
Some will arrive at Krakow via the Holy Lands, others from Rome, Venice, Florence and Prague.
Whatever adventure awaits you can be sure it’s all POPE (Part of pilgrim experience)!