Madrid, Spain, Aug 19, 2011 / 08:13 am
Issues with World Youth Day's official website are due to hacking attempts, the event's press office announced Aug. 19.
While Pope Benedict XVI ate lunch with 12 youth from around the world, the press office issued a statement explaining that “out of respect for the millions of people who are following us around the world and the 4,900 accredited communication professionals at WYD, we believe it is necessary to inform the public about this hacking attempt.”
The organizers said they regret “any distress caused” and confirmed they are working to resolve the issue.
The official site can be viewed at: www.madrid11.com