February 3, 2010 // Uncategorized

World Youth Day 2011 launches English version of official Web site

By Joeun Lee

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Organizers of the 2011 World Youth Day celebration in Spain launched an English-language Web page offering registration information, schedules and social networks to help spread word about the event.

The Web site, www.madridwyd2011.com, created by and for young people, opened its English page Jan. 29. It counts down to the Aug. 16-21, 2011, World Youth Day international gathering in Madrid.

The Web site introduces multimedia resources including videos, audio, and social networking tools that allow young people from all over the world to stay connected and updated via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Members and fans are encouraged to post pictures, video clips and comments, and to share experiences from past World Youth Day celebrations.

The site also offers a detailed schedule of the 2011 World Youth Day week including events with Pope Benedict XVI, religious activities, catechesis sessions and cultural programs.

Six possible registration plans are offered to young pilgrims, with different options for housing and meals.

All registered participants will have accident insurance, access to public transportation, a pilgrimage backpack, free entrance to all World Youth Day cultural events and priority access to all areas reserved for youth day participants and ceremonies.

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