Here are some official numbers for World Youth Day ’13 in Rio reported by CNS.
- 2.5 million people expected
- 320,000 people have officially registered
- Countries with the greatest numbers of pilgrims registered are Brazil, Argentina and the United States
- 8,400 priests from all over the globe requested credentials
- 5,500 journalists have been given credentials
- 55 percent of registered pilgrims are women
- 60 percent of those coming are ages 19-34.
- 300,000 beds were made available