Brazilian World Youth Day organizers head to Vatican

Archbishop Orani João Tempesta. Credit: Brazilian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CNBB)
Archbishop Orani João Tempesta. Credit: Brazilian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CNBB)

.- A delegation from the Brazilian organizing committee for World Youth Day Rio will meet in Rome with the Pontifical Council for the Laity to discuss what can be learned from the previous gathering in Madrid and to answer logistical questions.

Decisions for Rio 2013

In response to the frequent question about where the main events for World Youth Day 2013 will take place in Rio and the schedule for the event, Msgr. Portella said no final decisions have been made.  He explained that the program for the event has already been created but requires the collective approval  of the Rio archdiocese, the bishops’ conference, federal, state and local level Brazilian officials and  Vatican organizers who work closely with the Holy Father.

“The same holds for the venues under consideration,” he said.
 
Msgr. Portella added that officials from the Holy See would be coming to Rio to make the final determination about these and other details.

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