Tuesday, July 15, 2008

African Pilgrims

Pilgrims from across Africa are in Australia for the World Youth Day 2008 festivities. The celebrations begin today with an open day mass in Sydney harbour.

On Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI will greet the half a million devout young followers, including African youths, for the first time when he makes his way across Sydney harbour by boat to the Barangaroo foreshore.

african pilgrims
in fancy clothing; waltzing
the night away…
shouldering the cross with
a cupful of promise

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

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