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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Putting the pilgrims and God aside, the organizational component of the World Youth Day (WYD) became a total fiasco after the original place of the vigil was changed last minute to...
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 Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the first two days of Rio de Janeiro’s World Youth Day (WYD) on July 23rd and 24th, the city’s metro experienced severe problems, leaving traveling pilgrims stranded. These interruptions...
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 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 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...
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...
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