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The Web page for the 2011 World Youth Day, which will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Madrid, is now available.

The English-language site was launched last week. The Web site has been available in Spanish since November.

A press statement from the youth day organizers noted that the site has been “a great success, as the Spanish version has been accessed from 143 different countries.”

The note revealed that the countries asking for the most information are from Spain, the United States, Italy, Mexico, Brazil and Germany.

“We continue working in the Web’s beta concept,” the press statement said, “which obliges us to improve the page, hearing the suggestions of users and putting them into practice. We hope that the interaction of our new English-speaking users will be as positive as the one we already have with our users of the Spanish version.”

Within the next few weeks, the French version will be available, followed by the Italian, German and Portuguese. Other versions under way are Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Korean and Polish.

The 2011 World Youth Day will take place Aug. 16-21. Its theme is “Planted and Built Up in Jesus Christ. Firm in the Faith.”

MADRID, Spain, FEB. 1, 2010 (Zenit.org)