Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of June 23, 2008
WYD has strong Web presence
By Catholic News Service
Sydney Cardinal George Pell and Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Anthony Fisher, the World Youth Day coordinator, launched the first exclusive World Youth Day social networking website to connect pilgrims around the globe.
The website - www.Xt3.com - was launched June 12 in Sydney with 100 young people whom Pell and Fisher invited to be online friends.
Fisher said the website's name stands for Christ in the Third Millennium, and is inspired by Pope John Paul II who spoke of young people's special task to bring the message of Christ to the world.
Meanwhile, the Australian Catholic Students Association has kicked off a website linking international pilgrims with Australian Catholics.
The website, www.ybenedict.org, offers pilgrim news leading up to World Youth Day - July 15-20.