Cardinal Rouco Gives Pope WYD Backpack

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 15, 2011, ( Cardinal Antonio María Rouco, the archbishop of Madrid, gave Benedict XVI the first of thousands of World Youth Day backpacks to be distributed to participants ahead of the August event.

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The Holy Father received the Spanish cardinal in audience on Monday, during which he updated the Pontiff on the preparations for the youth day, which will take place Aug. 16-24 in Madrid.

The World Youth Day backpack is yellow and red — the colors of the Spanish flag — and carries the official 2011 World Youth Day logo. In side the pack, participants will find a rosary, a Pilgrim’s Booklet, a guidebook to World Youth Day, a Youcat (the youth catechism), an access pass for public transportation, a cap, and a fan.

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