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Get to Know Cibeles Square/ Conoce la Plaza de Cibeles

Last edited 11th July 2011

A tour of Cibeles Square, where the Holy Father will be welcomed by pilgrims for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid!


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Pope Farewells Spain: "I Hope to See you at World Youth Day 2011"

Last edited 10th November 2010

Before leaving Spain, Benedict XVI met briefly at the airport with the Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. He was accompanied by José Montilla, the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia. He then invited the youth of the world to meet him in Spain in 2011 for WYD!

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Youth Welcome Pope Benedict XVI to Barcelona / Los jóvenes acogen a Benedicto XVI en la catedral de Barcelona

Last edited 10th November 2010

Last week, Barcelona's main square was packed with young people awaiting the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI. Candles, flags, chants... an unforgettable event. Now these young people invite YOU to join them with the Pope in Madrid for WYD 2011!

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World Youth Day 2011 - Official Song

Last edited 22nd October 2012

Download the official World Youth Day Song "Firm in the Faith" in three different musical styles including pop/soul, orchestra, and choir. And click here to access the musical score as well as the words to the song!

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The Message Behind the World Youth Day Hymn

Last edited 11th July 2011

"Firm in our faith, we walk in Christ." So the World Youth Day official melody begins. The hymn and the rest of the World Youth Day soundtrack are important symbols of the event that attracts young people from all over the world. This year's event will take place in Spain's capital city of Madrid in August of 2011.

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Pope to Spain: See You Next Year in Madrid

Last edited 9th November 2010

Benedict XVI left Spain today, but not before looking forward to his next visit to the country next summer. "I return to Rome after visiting only two places in this beautiful country," the Pope said at the departing ceremony held at the Barcelona International Airport, but noted that, God willing, "we will meet again next year in Madrid, to celebrate World Youth Day." Visit this article to read more!

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Film Contest to Send Winners to World Youth Day 2011 for Free!

Last edited 8th November 2010 has launched a film-making contest which will award 22 youths and adults with all-inclusive travel packages to World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain in 2011.


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New Statue for a "Once in a Lifetime" Way of the Cross

Last edited 5th November 2010

The famous statue “Cristo de la Caída” will participate in the Stations of the Cross that will be celebrated during World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. The piece is a work of the sculptor, Mariano Benlliure, one of the most distinguished contemporary sculptors known for his religious artwork.


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Painting Depicts the Patron Saints of World Youth Day 2011

Last edited 1st November 2010

In honour of the nine patron saints who will serve as heavenly guides for pilgrims at World Youth Day 2011, Goodness Reigns is unveiling a painting on All Saints Day to raise funds for those travelling to  WYD Madrid! If you would like to purchase a copy, click here.

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Interactive World Map of WYD Pilgrims

Last edited 20th July 2011

Would you like to know which countries are leading the way in the number of pilgrims attending World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid? Then take a look at this interactive map which displays all the latest WYD 2011 Registrations statistics!

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