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February 27, 2012

Organizers of Genfest 2012 are expecting 12,500 youths to participate in this summer's festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2 in Budapest, Hungary, followed by a six-day workshop in Rome.

The gathering will feature discussions, talks, prayer, reflection and music.

It is sponsored by Youth for a United World, the youth branch of the Focolare movement.

A news release from Focolare officials said the upcoming festival and workshop will have as its theme "Let's Bridge" and will be open to participants ages 18-30.

The registration deadline is March 15.

More information is available at www.genfest.org.