West Virginians Attend World Youth Day in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia—A contingent of West Virginians—representing several parishes throughout the state—joined Pope Benedict XVI and young people from numerous countries for World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia, July 15-20. Above: Father Paul Hudock, director of the diocesan Office of Vocations, is pictured with young people from across West Virginia at World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. Right: Seminarian Ryan Stichweh joins young people from Nitro at World Youth Day. Courtesy Photos