|Vatican||ROME DRAWS MORE PILGRIMS THAN EXPECTED|
The participation of pilgrims in celebrations for the the Jubilee Year has been greater than expected, according to Holy See Press Office Director, Joaquin Navarro-Valls.
Speaking during the presentation of new services offered by the press room of the Agency for the Jubilee, Navarro-Valls said: "Reality has surpassed in almost 20% our expectations. The number of pilgrims has been very high."
He said that almost 1000 journalists are officially accredited. He also said he expected this number to reach 4000 during other activities, such as World Youth Day.