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Pope John Paul II, creator of the World Youth Days, has been named patron for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas Day (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI has busy calendar for 2011

The Pontiff will make four foreign trips next year, including one to Benin

Website of WYD 2011 Madrid shows number of participants from around the world

Next year’s World Youth Day will be the second time the event has been held in Spain

Maria de Jaureguizar, vice-director of communications for World Youth Day 2011, speaks at a press conference alongside Auxiliary Bishop Cesar Franco Martinez of Madrid (Photo: CNS)

The Madrid World Youth Day in 2011 will be ‘fully immersed in the internet’, say organisers

Spanish pilgrims in Sydney react as Pope Benedict XVI announces that World Youth Day 2011 will take place in Madrid (Photo: PA)

A World Youth Day here in 2012 or 2013 would build on the momentum of the Benedict bounce

Pope Benedict XVI walks through the gate of Auschwitz in 2006 (Photo: AP)

Pope Benedict issues his message for World Youth Day 2011

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

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Benedict XVI greets the faithful during a visit to Carpineto Romano yesterday marking the 200th anniversary of Leo XIII's birth (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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