If you’re an Australian songwriter, they’re looking for a good song for WYD 2008. Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity on it:
I invite all musically inclined Australian songwriters to turn their talents to this creative and holy cause, which will help us discover and reveal the spiritual and pastoral content of the WYD experience for all.
The theme is “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witness” (Acts 1:8).
– They must be inspired by the theme of World Youth Day
– Speak to young people
– Be an instrument of evangelization that is easy to learn and sing
– Written in English
– Include a verse in each of the event’s other official languages: Spanish, French and Italian.
Zenit also reports that “the competition’s winner will win a trip to Rome for two, where the anthem will be launched worldwide on Palm Sunday, next April 1. Entries in the competition close this Nov. 30.
Hmm, no Latin.