January 23, 2013. (Romereports.com)
This week, organizers gave new life to the preparation for World Youth Day in Brazil
. The organizing committee for WYD in Rio de Janeiro spent several days in Rome working out the details of the papal visit.
The group, composed of civil and ecclesiastical leaders from Brazil, briefly greeted Benedict XVI after Wednesday's general audience. Rio's Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta
introduced the members of the committee, made up of 35 people, among them the Brazilian ambassador to the Holy See.
World Youth Day is expected to draw more than two million people to Rio de Janeiro, one of the major cities in the world's largest Catholic country.