Aug 2, 2013 - 03:31 pm .- Four days after Pope Francis left Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff signed into a law a measure that opens the door to the distribution of abortion-causing drugs in the country’s public health care system.
Aug 2, 2013 - 12:33 pm .- Msgr. Ramiro Valdes Sanchez, vicar general of Guadalajara, Mexico, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a possible Eucharistic miracle that reportedly took place last week.
Aug 1, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- In an interview with the O Globo TV network before leaving Brazil, Pope Francis emphasized the “culture of encounter” that must characterize the Church.
Aug 1, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- The young boy who brought Pope Francis to tears during World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro was greeted with cheers from his classmates when school resumed on July 30.
Jul 31, 2013 - 06:48 pm .- Archbishop Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro said World Youth Day 2013 has had a positive impact on the country, not only in economic terms, but also as far as Catholic witness.
Jul 30, 2013 - 02:54 pm .- Nathan de Brito brought Pope Francis to tears during one of his motorcades through the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Friday, when he broke past barriers to deliver an important message to the Pontiff.
Jul 30, 2013 - 12:18 pm .- Respect for the environment is a matter of justice, connected to respect for human life and founded upon our relationship with God and his creation, said Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana.
Jul 30, 2013 - 09:38 am .- With the final Mass of World Youth Day 2013 barely coming to a close, young people from Poland were already thinking about the next time the event will be held - in their home country.
Jul 29, 2013 - 06:02 pm .- Over three million Catholic pilgrims from around the world attended the final Mass at World Youth Day on Sunday, making the 2013 event the largest of its kind since 1995.
Jul 29, 2013 - 10:43 am .- Young global participants in Rio de Janeiro's World Youth Day say that traveling to Krakow, Poland in 2016 for the next event “will be a great challenge,” but that “we’ll be there.”
Jul 29, 2013 - 09:47 am .- Young people participating in the World Youth Day prayer vigil in Rio de Janeiro before the final Mass with Pope Francis said the experience had left a mark on them.
Jul 28, 2013 - 10:48 pm .- Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston encouraged thousands of pilgrims at a catechesis talk in Rio de Janeiro to choose carefully and use the right criteria when picking a spouse.
Jul 28, 2013 - 06:42 pm .- The young woman who proclaimed a Scripture reading at the Papal Mass at World Youth Day said that it was an unforgettable experience that enabled her to encounter the Church in a unique way.
Jul 28, 2013 - 04:52 pm .- Young people from around the world stood in long lines on Rio’s Copacabana Beach to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during World Youth Day.
Jul 28, 2013 - 04:23 pm .- In a farewell address to the people of Brazil, Pope Francis indicated his thanks for their warm welcome and encouraged them, and the pilgrims of World Youth Day, to build up a civilization based on charity.
Jul 28, 2013 - 03:35 pm .- In his encounter of thanks with the volunteers at World Youth Day, Pope Francis exhorted the young people to make commitments, and not be afraid to follow God's will into marriage or consecrated life.
Jul 28, 2013 - 03:26 pm .- Mike Alvarado is on a mission at World Youth Day to get people from around the world to sign his curious-looking flag.
Jul 28, 2013 - 01:48 pm .- Pope Francis told leading Latin American bishops that all Catholics must renew the Church with a “missionary spirit,” acknowledging that he and other bishops are “lagging somewhat” in spiritual renewal.
Jul 28, 2013 - 01:06 pm .- The director of the Vatican press office said that several major themes can be seen throughout Pope Francis’ addresses during World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jul 28, 2013 - 10:36 am .- Young Polish men and women gathered in Rio rejoiced at Pope Francis’ announcement that Krakow, Poland will host the next World Youth Day in the summer of 2016.