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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Pope Francis is in Brazil to attend World Youth Day (WYD), and was greeted by tens of thousands of pilgrims in the center of Rio on Monday, July 22nd. Argentinian-born Pope Francis,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2013 World Youth Day (WYD) officially began in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, July 23rd, and the agenda for the five day event is packed with numerous activities...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With World Youth Day (WYD) in full force as of Tuesday, July 23rd, the Cidade Maravilhosa is now host to an estimated 2.5 million pilgrims looking to explore the city as...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Pope Francis arrived in Rio yesterday on a week-long visit to Brazil in the first overseas trip of his papacy to take part in the 2013 World Youth Day (WYD). The...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Father Fábio de Melo presided over a special morning Mass on Saturday, July 20th to inaugurate the Cidade da Fé (City of Faith), one of the main locations...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s security officials have revealed plans for next week’s World Youth Day (WYD), which Pope Francis is set to attend in the first major overseas trip of his papacy....
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the wave of protests ongoing and the FIFA Confederations Cup drawing to a close, attention has turned to Brazil’s next major event: World Youth Day (WYD) and Pope Francis' visit to Rio. Organizers...
By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As July approaches the city of Rio is expecting to receive millions of young people arriving for Catholic World Youth Day (WYD). In accordance with this year's message “Go...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Pope Francis will visit Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day (WYD) in July, he announced Sunday at an address to mark the beginning of Holy Week. Francis, the first Pope...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The Catholic Church yesterday made history by selecting its first Latin American pope. The selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from Argentina, over favorite from Brazil, São Paulo’s Cardinal Odilo Scherer,...
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