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What Has Vatican Workers Jumping Out of Planes for World Youth Day?


#WYDChallenge is sweeping the internet and spreading the hype for WYD

The #WYDChallenge is simple. Make a video of your group dancing to the song “World Youth Day is Back for You” by French group UNI’T and upload it to social media. Tag at least two other friends or groups in the post, challenging them to join the fun.

Now, why are Vatican workers jumping out of planes? We don’t know. But we give them points for courage and creativity. Here they are, along with several of Cecilia’s top picks in the #WYDChallenge.

Most Unusual

Vatican radio took to the skies for their video. The dance moves were lacking, but our guy finished strong by…jumping out of a plane? Kids, don’t try this at home.

Go big or go home…at least that must have been on the minds of those at Canção Nova when they accepted the challenge. The Catholic community somehow managed to coordinate thousands of young people in a choreographed dance at an event in Brazil.

Dancing Nuns…’Nuff Said

Team Faustina 2016” rose to the challenge with a choreographed dance, habits and all. The dance meant a short, well-deserved break from the Polish sisters’ hectic schedule at the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow.

The World Youth Day English social media team got together for a video of their own dancing their way around Krakow. They in turn challenged the Italian and Polish World Youth Day teams to create their own videos.

And what about you? Are you up to the challenge?

Cecilia Team

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