MAKATI CITY, April 25, 2014—Delegates of the World Youth Day (WYD) held in Manila in 1995 are having a reunion to celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II this Saturday.
Organized by YUPPEACE (Young Upbeat Professionals for Peace), the reunion will be in the form of a Eucharistic celebration at the St. John Bosco Parish in Makati City on April 26, 7.30 p.m.
“In gratitude to the Lord for the canonization of John Paul II, the ‘Pope of the Young,’ YUPPEACE invites young people, and especially those who have attended the World Youth Day 1995 to celebrate, reminisce and reunite…” the invitation reads.
On Sunday, Pope Francis will raise to the altar Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. John Paul II visited the Philippines twice during his papacy, including coming over to Manila for the WYD in 1995.
YUPPEACE is originally a group of volunteer facilitators that was tasked to organize the youth vigil during the WYD 1995 in Manila. After the historic gathering with then Pope John Paul II, YUPPEACE eventually turned into a faith community of young professionals imbibing the Salesian youth spirituality. (YouthPinoy)