.- After sifting through almost 200 proposals for World Youth Day Rio 2013's official logo, Church officials in Brazil sent the best submissions to the Vatican where the final selection will be made.
The proposals were sent to Rome on Nov. 28 and presented to the Pontifical Council for the Laity by auxiliary Bishop Paulo Cezar Costa of Rio de Janeiro.
Bishop Cezar serves as a member of the organizing committee for the global youth event, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, Pope Benedict announced to those gathered in Madrid during World Youth Day this past August.
A group of graphic designers in Brazil evaluated the logo submissions together with youth ministry representatives and other World Youth Day organizers.
The Pontifical Council for the Laity will announce a date to unveil the winning logo after it has made its selection.