Initially, the number appointed secretary was over one million, then it evolved to one and a half million and now, Duarte Ricciardi, executive-executive of the Local Organizing Committee (COL) of JMJLisbo2023, in à Lusa, that “the number of young people expected can be revised upwards or downwards”.
“Before covid, we looked at Krakow and Madrid, which were the last two rounds in Europe, and we thought we would be more or less in that range. After covid, things were much more unpredictable. Because we have to trust, or even not let in, as we can have the opposite, it is no longer everyone who wants to, there are no longer many people who claim to Ricciar people, to whom “young people can travel, they can return by turning to find”.
Whether a million, a million and a half or even more, they will be housed in three host dioceses: Lisbon, Santarém and Setúbal. “Young people are going to spread out a little in this territory”.
“They will sleep in spaces or in the homes of families who volunteer to welcome young people and will eat a little bit all over the city. a little all over the city [de Lisboa]taking away the last two days, which will be here [ao norte do Parque das Nações], in the precinct that will be the main meeting of the vigil and the final mass with the Pope. In that case, young people will have food here, there will be a system that will provide food”, he explains.
According to the person responsible for coordinating the logistics preparation teams for the JMJLisboa2023, “all over the city it will take place during the week [de 01 a 06 de agosto] a series of festivals, lectures, musical arts and dances. And it’s not clear where it’s going to happen. event, some events may happen here [no recinto principal]other places in the city and not only in the city, but in the two other dioceses as well”.
What is certain is that, although it is August, more help with fewer people in Lisbon, with a million young people from all over the world present, it will be a capital to live at a different pace.
“There is an awareness that it will be an atypical week. We will have, if there is, or double the population that the facility in Lisbon takes place. Being in August, at the beginning of August, it is a period when Lisbon is not working We know that some will be a week that entropies, traffic, access is done, together with the Lisbon City Council, to see where these critical points go, where are these entrop plans going, to try to find the plans management to solve this, so that it is as little as possible”, says o.
The entire capital will have activities related to JMJLisboa2023, with the venue by the Tagus, north of Parque das Nações, being the center of the last two days.
A set of structures of bath hospitals from Gama, close to Ponteco bath from Gama, for the whole world, receive the infrastructure of hospitals of protocols for the commercial initiatives campaign, to provide structures of hospitals of social communication of the world, among others, give a special configuration to the many hectares divided between Lisbon and Loures.
Also to get in touch with an organization of a large event, the members of the JMJLisboa2023 COL are preparing to be in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, between 03 and 07 August, in the European Youth Pilgrimage.
We ask the people of the COL to participate in the pilgrimage. I think it will be important for us to have this notion of dimension. Youth. Therefore, it will be a good moment for us”, said Duarte Ricciardi.
On the other hand, it will also be an opportunity to “talk about the Day and promote the Day”, admit, add that, “in principle”, the members of the COL will walk the Way to Santiago.
JLG // HB