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Pope now has a WYD Backpack


Pope now has a WYD Backpack
Pope now has a WYD Backpack

Article from Official WYD 2011 Madrid site 

Madrid, February 14, 2011 – Last year, the Pope received the official WYD hat. This year, he has received another one of the typical WYD accessories: the official WYD backpack. The Holy Father has been the first to receive one, presented to him by the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela. 

With just a little over six months left till World Youth Day in Madrid, one of the symbols of WYD has been unveiled. The backpack given to the Pope is a model made specifically for this event.

Accessories inside the backpack

The backpack, as in previous WYD’s, will be given to all registered participants. Inside, they will find a Rosary, a Pilgrim's Booklet, a Guidebook to World Youth Day, a YouCat (a catechism especially designed for young adults), a pass allowing them to use the city’s public transportation, a cap, and a fan.

In addition to these accessories, registered pilgrims will also have access to the cultural events of WYD, priority tickets to the main events of WYD, and accident insurance that will cover them during their stay for WYD.

Participants may also help their peers in underprivileged countries to go to Madrid and attend WYD by adding € 10 to their registration, so that no one has to miss out on WYD.

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