Cross and icon goes down Mt Isa mine

In what is described as a world first, the World Youth Day cross and icon have been taken down a tourist mine at Mt Isa in western Queensland.

The Catholic Leader reports that World Youth Day co-ordinator for Townsville diocese Rachel Grahl said it was the first time the Cross and Icon had been underground since the start of their global journey in 1985.

The event was one of many highlights during the journey of the sacred symbols through Townsville diocese.

Other highlights included a gathering of more than 3000 secondary students from Catholic colleges in Townsville at the entertainment and convention centre on 12 September, to welcome the WYD Cross and Icon to the city.

The symbols also were included in a Road Train Muster in the shape of a cross at Cloncurry, and travelled by sea for indigenous celebrations at Palm Island.

Ms Grahl said the successful journey followed more than 12 months of planning.

She told the Leader: "We are so proud of the commu

Faith symbols go down under and outback (Catholic Leader, 23/9/07)

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24 Sep 2007