Tavira will have a procession through the city with symbols of the World Youth Day

Procession will take place on the 3rd of November, at 21 pm, and will start at the Church of Santiago, in Tavira

The Parish of Tavira will receive the symbols of the World Youth Day (WYD) on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November and invites all the people of Tavira to a procession, to take place on the 3rd, at 21 pm, which will begin and end at the Church of Santiago, being covered the city streets with the Pilgrim Cross and the Icon of Our Lady Salus Populi Romani.

This event, which aims "to raise awareness and involve the entire community in the preparation of what will be the biggest Catholic event to take place in our country in the coming years," explains the Parish of Tavira.

«Participating in this journey is like participating in life, being all close to each other and in solidarity», says Miguel Lopes Neto, parish priest of Tavira.

“This is what Pope Francis insistently asks us: that we can behave like true brothers, regardless of our faith, our social and political condition, regardless of everything. We just have to get rid of our prejudices and be able to bring a message of hope to everyone, with the arrival of these two important symbols to our community, a message of continuity and solidarity, especially with young people,” says the priest.

«This is the reason for carrying out a procession», emphasizes Miguel Neto, noting that «Tavirenses are people who pride themselves on being welcoming, so the challenge remains for everyone: let's be proud and be, en masse, in our streets, to walking towards WYD with young people from Tavira, Portuguese and from all over the world».

The program of activities promoted by the Parish of Tavira also includes, on November 2nd, at 21 pm, in the Church of Santiago, a prayer with songs from Taizé.

On the following day, November 3, at 11:00 am, the symbols will go to the Irene Rolo Foundation, so that the young people who carry out their studies/training there can make contact with them.

The program ends on the 4th, at 17 pm, also at the Church of Santiago, with the departure of the Pilgrim Cross and the Icon of Our Lady Salus Populi Romani for Height.