But who’s counting?
The people over at xt3.com sure are. Check out their interactive countdown to World Youth Day Rio, 2013.
During his World Youth Day trip in 1989, Blessed John Paul II said:
It is more and more necessary that, even in the most remote parts of the world, there be witnesses, young witnesses of the Gospel, who without fear or dread of difficult situations or circumstances, are able to live out the demands of the faith…
World Youth Day responds to this necessity, nourishing young people, filling them with hope, and then sending them out into the world. Let us continue to pray for those planning the event in Rio and for all of those preparing to attend, including Pope Francis himself.