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Tag: World Youth Day

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 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 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...

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