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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Shortly after his Angelus prayer at the Vatican on Sunday, January 12th, Pope Francis unveiled his choice of nineteen new cardinals. Rio's archbishop, Dom Orani João Tempesta was included...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The World Youth Day (WYD) Catholic festival drew to a close in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 28th as Pope Francis celebrated his final mass in Copacabana and...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An estimated three million people filled the sands of Rio's famous Copacabana Beach on the evening of Saturday, July 27th for the World Youth Day (WYD) prayer vigil and...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent last-minute modifications in the World Youth Day (WYD) schedule, including a location change of the closing vigil from Campus Fidei (Field of Faith) in Guaratiba, Zona Oeste (West Zone),...
By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two solid days of rain in Rio de Janeiro have forced the organizers of World Youth Day (WYD) to change the plans for this weekend's WYD vigil and closing mass,...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the five official days of 2013 World Youth Day (WYD) arrived in Rio this week, behind the festivities and media coverage, outreach programs are focused on favela community residents...
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 Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Guaratiba is in the far west of Rio's metropolitan borders, sitting between Santa Cruz, Campo Grande and Recreio. This humble middle-class area in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) has...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians are not, by and large, in favor of violence. They’ve never had a violent revolution like the U.S. or France. The military dictatorships were violent, but not to the extent...
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...
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