The excitement over WYDRio is growing. The national committee for WYD 2013 announced the logo will be revealed to the world on February 1. Recently the rio2013 website was completely redesigned in preparation for the launch.
The announcement was made January 13 during a prayer vigil for the WYD. The vigil included the ‘Trezena de São Sebastião” – a traditional devotional prayer in preparation for the feast of the patron Saint of Rio de Janeiro, Saint Sebastian. The theme of the vigil was Saint Sebasitan: young flower of Jesus Christ. The Archbishop of Rio João Orani Tempesta was there to lead participants in prayer.
This is one more step in the direction of WYD Rio which will take place between July 23 and 28 in the world famous Brazilian city.
This article was contributed by new S+L team member Carlos Ferreira, a veteran staff member of WYD Madrid.