The Brazilian press informed that the Rio 2013 World Youth Day organising committee has received a sum of 3, 6 million Euros from Pope Francis to help cover the debt accumulated from last July’s youth event.
An audit carried out by professional services firm
Ernst&Young revealed that WYD 2013 in Rio ended with a debt of 28, 3
million Euros (the equivalent of 91, 3 million Brazilian Reals).
Part of the cost was covered through the sale of
an important building owned by the Archdiocese (which was rented by a
clinic) and through donations amounting to a total of 4 million Euros,
passes, commercial licences and other minor forms of revenue.
million of the 28, 3 million Euro debt was accumulated by paying
suppliers and 22, 92 million as a result of other general expenses.