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Portrait of Pope John Paul II Made With Thousands of Photos To Be Displayed During World Youth Day
Young Pilgrims from Archdiocese Are Included


It was John Paul II’s wish to come to Cologne, Germany in August and to celebrate World Youth Day 2005 with the youth of the world. He founded this worldwide event when he convened the first gathering of youth and young adults in Rome in 1984, and every two years invited young people from around the world to come to one town to experience Christ and his living church.

To express gratitude to Pope John Paul II for initiating and supporting World Youth Day and to honor him, a German-based group is developing a giant mosaic portrait of Pope John Paul II using thousands of single photographs from young people all over the world to build an image of the late pope.

The giant mosaic photograph will also be reproduced as a massive hardcopy poster to be shown during World Youth Day 2005 in front of the Cologne Cathedral.

All the participants in this project, including some from the Chicago Archdiocese, will be able to trace their personal contribution to the giant mosaic portrait. By uploading their photograph they receive a personalized link to zoom in on the giant picture and see their part in it.

The Archbishop of Cologne, Joachim Cardinal Meisner, vicar-general, Dr. Dominik Schwaderlapp, prelate Heiner Koch and his WYD organizing team, the cultural center Domforum and the Catholic Stadtdekanat support this project.

You can join this challenging endeavor and unique project! Be part of the mosaic! Click here for directions on how to participate.

http://www.thank-you-jpii.net (click on British flag for English version)

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