An informal poll on the new WYD logo

You may have heard that the new World Youth Day logo was released last night in Rio de Janiero, where the next big international youth festival will be held next year. Here’s a look at one version of the new logo:

And that prompted the social media desk at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to ask via Twitter what people think of it:

Some replies:

What about you? Add your thoughts in the comments below.

The pope’s talks on prayer

Pope Benedict XVI today continued a series of talks on prayer at his weekly general audience at the Vatican. Today he delved into our occasional feeling of being abandoned by God, highlighting Christ’s prayer from the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

If you missed it, our Rome bureau’s Vatican Report last week was an explanation of what the pope has been saying. You can watch it here:

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