On 23 October 1961, Cardinal Josef Frings of Cologne sent his own greetings to the International Council of the YCW.
“The YCW is holding its second World Council in Rio this year.
“If I am not mistaken, it was the first of these meetings that I was allowed to attend in Montreal, Canada, in 1947.
“Since then, the world YCW has continued to develop under God’s visible protection and has become an integral part of the structure of international Catholic associations.
“May the 2nd World Council represent a new milestone in its development!
+ Jos. Card. Frings
Archbishop of Cologne”