World Youth Day Draws to a Close: Daily

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 bid goodbye to the pilgrims who had gathered in the city for his week-long visit.

An estimated three million people again stood on the shores of Copacabana Beach Sunday morning as the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?