The Gloria is accompanied by South American Quenas, Zampoñas and Charangos. In the Asian Credo one hears an Indian sitar, drums set the tone for the African Sanctus, and in the Agnus Dei it is the Australian didgeridoo that serves as the characteristic instrument.
Prayers of intercession
During this service, the prayers of intercession will be read not only by young people but by two senior citizens as well. This is intended to draw attention to the fact that even at a World Youth Day, the Church is a Church made up of persons of all ages.
And as for the vessels, we're told that "3,000 patens and 100 chalices of stainless steel have been produced and donated.... The contour of the liturgical vessels resembles a hemisphere, evoking the open earth in which God plays a part."