World Youth Day volunteer coordinator speaks of preparations for Rio 2013
Catholic World News - September 25, 2012
A "World Youth Day veteran" who has helped coordinate volunteer workers for previous gatherings spoke with Vatican Radio about the preparations for the next worldwide observance, to be held in Rio de Janeiro.
"Without volunteers, World Youth Day just wouldn’t be possible," says Elsa Vazquez. An Australian who was involved in the last event, in Madrid, she foresees a more spectacular observance next year--"much bigger than Madrid, because Latin America is very Catholic."
Vazquez is helping to draw out different routes that young pilgrims can travel on their way to Rio, promoting a greater sense of pilgrimage.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($168,671 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!