During the three days, the lighting will be activated at 18h. The colors will alternate every 30 seconds.
Until the 21st, 9 am and 6 pm masses, held at the Basilicas Nova and Velha (Old and New Buildings of the Sanctuary), respectively, will celebrated in special intention of the event. The actions want to demonstrate the proximity of the main Catholic temple in Brazil with the initiative of the Pope Francis.
Initially scheduled to take place in Assisi, an Italian city located about 180 km from Rome, the event takes place online, with live broadcast. In all, 3 thousand young people from 120 countries signed up to participate in “Economy of Francesco”. Brazil is the country with the second largest number of participants, with around 280 young people enrolled. The group has economists, researchers, and entrepreneurs up to 35 years of age, mostly from peripheries.
The country will be one of the 20 to present a message during the event, which will be shown to Pope Francis through streaming. Aspects of the Brazilian socio-economic reality and challenges for the implementation of a fairer economy in the country will be presented.
In addition to the Campanário de Aparecida, Cristo Redentor, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), also receives illumination in the colors of the event. The carioca monument will be light up on Saturday at 19h.