May 7, 2011. (Romereports.com)
Only 100 days away from the World Youth Day, more than 340,000 young people from across the globe have officially registered to attend. The countries with the most pilgrims are Italy, Spain, France, the United States and Germany. As well as others that are a bit further from Spain, such as India, South Korea and New Zealand.
Barcelona is preparing to be the host diocese in the days running up to
the event. In this city more than 16,000 pilgrims are coming to prepare
for the encounter with the pope. The youth of Barcelona are already
preparing prayer vigils, concerts and tours, giving another incentive to
the thousands of young people.
Card. Luis Martinez Sistach
Archbishop of Barcelona (Spain)“They will surely find many things, they will be at the pope's
side, and they'll find Jesus. There will be moments of silence,
reflection, prayer, celebration of faith and meeting with other young
people, in the millions.”
The World Youth Day will be held in Madrid between the 18th and 21st of
August and according to organizers attended by more than a million and