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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 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 Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - World Youth Day (WYD), which officially began on July 23rd, is expected to boost the Brazilian economy to the tune of over a billion reals according to the country’s Tourism...
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 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 - The Ministry of Defense in Brazil is sending 25,000 soldiers to patrol its borders in an unprecedented military operation to shore up security at next month’s Confederations Cup. The first of...
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...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - ¡Habemus papam! Or, rather, perhaps, given that Roman Catholics are a minority among the world’s seven billion people: ¡Habeunt papam! Or, rather, perhaps, given that Benedict XVI is now Pope...
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