At each World Youth Day, the Church’s proposals to young people continually evolve as they respond to the true spiritual needs of today’s youth.
“The Pope’s presence is the culminating moment of any World Youth Day,” Rylko noted, and the event in Madrid “will take place in the light of the recent beatification of John Paul II, founder of World Youth Days.”
— Clare Zanzucchi (http://www.livingcitymagazine.com/)
WYD by the numbers
700,000 participants expected
30 language translations
24,000 volunteers from different countries
250 sites assigned for catechesis
68 Spanish dioceses will welcome young pilgrims before the event
Similar events in other countries will be connected via TV or Internet.