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Madrid archbishop gives King of Spain first official WYD backpack

.- The Archbishop of Madrid gave King Juan Carlos of Spain the first official World Youth Day 2011 backpack during a meeting on July 12.

Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela gave the gift to the Spanish King on Tuesday while discussing the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI for the global youth event, taking place Aug. 16-21 in Madrid.

The red backpacks emblazoned with the WYD logo will be given to each young person attending the event. It contains a number of keepsakes and souvenirs, including a t-shirt, a cap, a cover for laptops and a mouse pad, as well as a rosary, a cross and a medal.

After exchanging greetings, King Juan Carlos and Cardinal Rouco met for forty minutes in the King’s office.

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