May 30, 2011
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
MADRID, SPAIN - World Youth Day organizers in Madrid are promising a "fiesta," adding a Spanish flavour to the traditional opportunities for prayer, friendship, music and religious education.
So far, more than 350,000 youths have registered for the Aug. 16-21 event, which Pope Benedict will attend. The figure included about 22,500 young people from the United States and 5,500 from Canada.