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WYD launch cancelled amid NSW storm

Organisers have cancelled tonight's launch of the archdiocesan World Youth Day campaign as severe storms rage along the NSW coast.

Catholic Youth Services announced the cancellation just hours before the event was due to kick-off at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney.

Organisers confirmed on Facebook that it was “too dangerous” to ask people to attend the event, and “safety is number one”.

“The weather doesn't look like it's going to ease up anytime soon, so go home and keep dry.”     [Full Story]


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