Wednesday, February 16, 2011

­Cardinal Rouco Gives Pope WYD Backpack

Cardinal Antonio María Rouco, the archbishop of Madrid, gave Benedict XVI the first of thousands of World Youth Day backpacks to be distributed to participants ahead of the August event.

The Holy Father received the Spanish cardinal in audience on Monday, during which he updated the Pontiff on the preparations for the youth day, which will take place Aug. 16-24 in Madrid.

The World Youth Day backpack is yellow and red -- the colors of the Spanish flag -- and carries the official 2011 World Youth Day logo. Inside the pack, participants will find a rosary, a Pilgrim’s Booklet, a guidebook to World Youth Day, a Youcat (the youth catechism), an access pass for public transportation, a cap, and a fan.

Courtesy: zenit

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