Posted on 1:05am on August 2nd 2013
World Youth Day Rio in Numbers
After a highly successful event, organizers for World Youth Day in Brazil have released final attendance numbers
, with two of the days surpassing the 3 million mark. In all over 3.5 million pilgrims took part in the events for WYD, even though only 427,000 pilgrims registered. Attendance increased as the week went on. On Tuesday, July 23, 600,000 people participated. However, by that Friday, the number of pilgrims swelled to 2 million, peaking at 3.5million for the final Mass!