The cross and icon of the World Youth Day arrived in Ukraine on Monday, September 9th. The Guides and Scouts of Europe participated in this important event as volunteers. Together with their religious advisors they transferred the cross and the icon in the city of Lviv from the main Roman Catholic Church (the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God) to the main Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (the Cathedral of Saint George).
All the bishops of Ukraine participated in this unique moment, led by the Heads of both local churches: the Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk and Mieczyslaw Cardinal Mokrzycki (who had been the personal secretary of Pope John Paul II for seven years).
The World Youth Day has arrived in the middle of the Guides and Scouts of Europe. On September 11th all National Commissioners of the Red Branches join together for kicking-off the preparation of welcoming all rangers and rovers of our International Union in Cracow between July 24th and 31st, 2016. Save the date!