The logo for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain was unveiled last week.

The logo designer, José Gil-Nogués, explained that the image symbolizes “youth of the whole world united to celebrate their faith together with the Pope, at the foot of the cross, and they form the crown of Our Lady of Almudena, patron of Madrid.” The crown forms the “M” of Mary and of Madrid. The cross of Christ presides over the event.

As a fun exercise, have your students translate the Archdiocese of Madrid announcement of the World Youth Day logo from Spanish to English. Or, they can do a similar exercise from the official World Youth Day 2011 website.