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WYD organizers seeking Brazilian public funding to ease budget shortfall?

Catholic World News - July 05, 2013

World Youth Day (WYD) organizers have asked Brazilian government officials to provide supplementary funding for the July visit by Pope Francis to Rio de Janeiro, according to a reports in the Brazilian media.

WYD planners are reportedly facing a shortfall in funding, as the number of young people registered for the celebration has lagged behind expectations. Attendance is probably being suppressed by concerns about the widespread public demonstrations in Brazil.

The demonstrations—which are protesting public spending priorities—would also weigh heavily against new government commitments to fund the WYD celebration. According to the Brazilian media reports, public officials have turned down pleas from Vatican organizers of the papal trip.

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