Catholic event in Brazil in 2013 will cost R$430million

Randa Vieira

The 2013 World Youth Conference will cost approximately R$430mi (approx. US$211.7mi). Attendees are responsible for R$300mi and the rest was obtained through donations to the event and the Catholic Church around the world. The information was given last Thursday by the conference committee in Rio. Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to arrive in Rio on Januray 25th.