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WYD-Madrid Leaders Prepare for 2 Million

Last edited 24th August 2010

Madrid is expecting large numbers of pilgrims as WYD draws nearer. World Youth Day in Madrid "Will bring the city peace and goodness, in addition to answers that will satisfy young people's hearts" says Cardinal Rouco Varela who is looking forward to the Global Church event.


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World Youth Day in Madrid - A Year Away

Last edited 20th July 2010

Just over a year from now - August 11-15, hundreds of thousands of youth from around the world will gather throughout Spain for the Days in the Diocese, a cultural exchange that takes place leading up to World Youth Day, which will be celebrated August 16-21, 2011 in Madrid. This is the second time in the event’s history that it will be held in Spain. Get the run-down on the latest from Madrid in this article!

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WYD 2011 in Concert

Last edited 16th July 2010

Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach will involved in the promotion of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid! WYD has signed a contract with the Excellence Foundation, which will organize four concerts in coming months in order to promote World Youth Day, and to raise funds to support pilgrims from poorer nations.


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500 Year-Old Monstrance to be Used at 2011 World Youth Day

Last edited 11th July 2011

Pilgrims attending World Youth Day in Madrid next year will see a monstrance from the 15th century that is known as “the finest example of Spanish silverwork of all time.” The Monstrance of Arfe will used during a time of Eucharist adoration led by Pope Benedict XVI at the international youth gathering.

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Pope Says WYD is a Chance for Young to Know Jesus

Last edited 11th July 2011

During a July 2 meeting with Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela of Madrid and members of the Madrid Vivo Foundation that is promoting the event, Pope Benedict XVI said that next year's World Youth Day in Madrid will be a wonderful opportunity for young people to know Jesus and to learn to trust his guidance in their lives.

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WYD Organizers Asking Youth to Help Their Poorer Peers

Last edited 7th July 2010

Organizers for World Youth Day Madrid 2011 launched a campaign to encourage Spanish youth to officially register for the event in order to raise funds so that young people from emerging countries can attend. Read this article for more - and take a look at the campaign video here on Xt3!

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The Pope Thanks the Spanish Companies That Support WYD

Last edited 7th July 2010

The Holy Father has welcomed representatives of the WYD corporate sponsors in a private audience. The Pope expressed his appreciation for their collaboration as sponsors, "asking God to bless the work you are doing for the next World Youth Day, that it may produce abundant fruit."

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WYD Registration Campaign

Last edited 11th July 2011

This video is part of the official ad campaign to encourage pilgrims to register for World Youth Day 2011!


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600,000 Have Signed Up for WYD Madrid!

Last edited 5th July 2010

With 409 days remaining before the World Youth Day celebrations open in Madrid, the organizers of the event are reporting that over 600,000 pilgrims from countries outside Spain have already pre-registered to take part in the week-long encounter with the Holy Father.

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Entrepreneurs of WYD 2011 Offer Pope Unconditional Support

Last edited 4th July 2010

The pope has received members of the Madrid Vivo Foundation, created and organized by Spanish entrepreneurs to collaborate on planning World Youth Day Madrid 2011.

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