A choir of 1500 voices will represent young people from five continents. The union between heart and faith, culminating at the WYD in Rio in 2013, will gain more strength through the ‘ambassador’: Christ the Redeemer statue.
With the exhibition “Christ the Redeemer to all” running over many countries and some Brazilian regions, some young people will be chosen to perform on the celebrations while Pope Benedict XVI stay in Brazil. The places and dates are being define, but are expected at least six countries in 2012.
From each country that receives a replica will be choosen a young singer to join the ‘Christ 80 year choir’ of 800 voices.
The news was announced by the vicar for the Media, Fr. Marcos William, during a visit this morning to the PoloRio of Cine &Video in Barra da Tijuca to see a prototype of the replica that will be seen all over the world. Were presents Rio Archbishop, Dom Orani João Tempesta, members of the WYD Rio 2013 Committee, commission of Rio Government and the staff of LPG, company responsible for the project.
The idea, born with the commemoration of the 80th inauguration anniversary of the monument Christ the Redeemer , to take a replica of Christ in different countries, will now allow the promotion of Rio2013 WYD as well as of the host city itself, which in addition to its natural beauty has been preparing the necessary infrastructure to host and to secure the event.
"We want to find Christ, the Lord and Saviour of the world, in the WYD, which is symbolised and represented by this monument", said Archbishop Orani.
For Fr. Mark, the exhibition will prove to be a religious experience hosted by many people, with the Archbishop of Rio and local bishops serving as catechists in a new wave of evangelisation.
Young people from countries visited by the replica, will be invited to attend the event and leave messages for World Youth Day Rio2013.
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