World Youth Day Reaches Rio Favelas

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 and the socially excluded. The organizers are seeking to focus on inclusion, as part of the agenda, as a way to put into practice the new Pope Francis' call for a 'church for the poor'.

The WYD committee has been working closely with the Vicariate for Social Charity to establish a program devoted to young people addicted to drugs known as . . .

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