Jul 22, 2013 - 06:50 pm .- Award-winning Catholic musician Matt Maher sees this year’s World Youth Day gathering as an opportunity to recognize the universal nature of the Catholic Church throughout diverse nations and cultures.
Jul 22, 2013 - 04:44 pm .- The Brazilian military discovered an improvised bomb in a parking garage bathroom at the shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida July 22, which Pope Francis is due to visit on Wednesday, July 24.
Jul 22, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- At World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro this week, a group of Peruvian youth with disabilities are set to perform an inspiring musical based on the idea that goals and dreams can become a reality.
Jul 22, 2013 - 03:32 pm .- Affirming the “great heart” of the Brazilian people, Pope Francis said at a welcome ceremony that he comes to World Youth Day in the name of Jesus to encourage fraternal love among humanity.
Jul 22, 2013 - 03:24 pm .- Around 6,000 journalists from around the globe are flocking to Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach this week to cover the Pope Francis’ first World Youth Day.
Jul 22, 2013 - 12:47 pm .- Journalists from across the world heard stories of faith and determination from young people attending World Youth Day 2013 in the hopes of working for a more just and peaceful society.
Jul 22, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- A group of 67 young people from the slums in Buenos Aires heading to Brazil for World Youth Day will leave an image of Our Lady of Lujan as a gift to the youth in the slums in Rio de Janeiro.
Jul 22, 2013 - 10:44 am .- As the official start of World Youth Day nears, Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro reflected on the event as a sign that young people always look for God in order to serve him.
Jul 22, 2013 - 10:20 am .- The famous Marian shrine in Lourdes, France has received an official declaration from the Bishop of Pavia, Italy stating that the 69th miracle has taken place there.
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:46 am .- Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolence to the Archbishop of Bombay over the July 19 death of his predecessor, Cardinal Simon Pimenta, who served as the city's archbishop from 1978 to 1996.
Jul 22, 2013 - 08:21 am .- Pope Francis said as he flew to Rio de Janeiro that he is going to meet young people and help counter a “throwaway culture” that threatens to isolate them from society.
Jul 22, 2013 - 05:53 am .- As he boarded the plane for Rio de Janeiro and the 28th World Youth Day, Pope Francis brought his down-to-earth approach with him, carrying his own bag and opting for individual conversations with journalists instead of the typical press conference.