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Who's going to WYD?

Deacon Pedro

Sunday, August 7, 2011

You can now find out stats and figures from each country participating in WYD. Just follow this link to the official WYD website and use the interactive map. The WYD Madrid National committee reports that there are currently 420.508 registered participants for the 6-day event. Many of these (133.961) will also be participating in the Days in the Dioceses, preceding the week of WYD.
The 10 countries with most participants are: Italy (86,287), Spain (82,119), France (49,730), USA (26,282), Germany (15,639), Brazil (13,472), Poland (12,536), Portugal (11,996), Mexico (7,917) and Argentina (6,484). There are also 5,628 registered participants from Canada and 4300 from Australia.
You can also send your photo and answers to the questions below, and you may end up on the Madrid11 website.
Simply fill out the questionnaire and that's it:
What's your name?
How old are you?
Where are you from?
Describe yourself in 5 words or less
What most attracts you about Spain?
Why do you want to come to WYD?
What do you want to learn at WYD?
Remember to visit WYD Central for all things related to this or any World Youth Day. You will also be able to watch full WYD coverage live from Madrid at WYD Central: daily updates, youth festival concerts, keynotes, panel discussions, national gatherings and all three Catechesis Sessions live from the Love and Life Site; as well as the Opening Mass and all the Main Events with Pope Benedict XVI. Tune in!
You will also be able to watch all Main Events live and many of these other events (including all 3 Catechesis Sessions) throughout the week on our digital cable network S+L TV.  For the schedule of our  S+L TV coverage, visit
Our online and TV coverage begins with our first Daily WYD Central Update at 7:05pm ET (8:05pm PT), following Perspectives, on Monday, August 15th.

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