Tuesday, May 8
Zenit reports that Brazil hopes to host the 2011 World Youth Day:
The proposal to bid for the chance to host the youth day was presented to the Brazilian episocpal conference's general assembly by the youth sector of the bishops' laity commission. They approved it Sunday.
According to the conference's Web site, the president of the commission, Bishop Mauro Montagnoli of Ilheus, supported the request citing the benefits that the World Youth Days bring to host countries.
The Brazilian government, through the National Secretariat for Young People, has already expressed support for the initiative.