Think fast: what’s the largest meeting ever held? Or take a few minutes—you might come up empty anyway.
You’ve probably heard of the Catholic church’s World Youth Day, but perhaps only in the context of the enormous public mass that makes headlines worldwide. The fact is, WYD is a 10-day meeting, complete with registration, housing, and a big slate of scheduled activities.
At WYD 1995 in the Philippines, an estimated 5 million people squeezed into Manila’s Luneta Park to hear