400 Gather for World Youth Day Preparations

TORONTO, JAN. 10, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Four hundred international and Canadian delegates are gathering in Toronto today through Sunday to prepare for World Youth Day 2002, scheduled for July 18-28.

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Guests at the meeting include Cardinal James Francis Stafford, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, who is in charge of organizing the youth days, and Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, archbishop of Toronto.

Also among the guests are boys and girls from China, Israel, Russia, Sweden, Nigeria, Sudan and Angola. The official WYD song was presented today.

The official World Youth Day page may be visited at http://www.wyd2002.org.

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