RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, DEC. 14, 2011 ( The official dates of the 2013 World Youth Day have been established: July 23-28.

The dates were chosen at a meeting between the Pontifical Council for the Laity and a local organizing committee, in Rome since Monday for planning.

The committee is made up of the archbishop of Rio, Orani João Tempesta, and two other bishops and other officials. The committee is also scheduled to decide on a logo.