February 20, 2012

Officials of World Youth Day 2013 unveiled the logo for the event at a ceremony attended by more than 100 Brazilian bishops, government officials and local organizers.

Gustavo Huguenin, 25, creator of the logo, said he got the idea after reading a passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

The logo shows Rio's most famous symbols – Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, the Brazilian coastline – and the World Youth Day pilgrim's cross inside a heart symbolizing the heart of the disciple.

The green, yellow and blue of the heart are the colours of the Brazilian flag.