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Archbishop tells pilgrims meeting Jesus changes your life

Jul 25, 2013 - 07:02 am .- The archbishop emeritus of Delhi, India told English-speaking pilgrims during their first catechesis session of World Youth Day that an encounter with Jesus will change their lives.

Vatican spokesman: Pope's energy strikes us all

Jul 25, 2013 - 04:50 am .- Despite jetlag, rainy weather and an intense schedule, Pope Francis is showing no sign of slowing down as he meets with young people in Rio de Janeiro.

Unusual weather not dampening enthusiasm in Rio

Jul 25, 2013 - 04:11 am .- Rio de Janeiro experienced another day of rain on Wednesday along with lower than normal temperatures, forcing World Youth Day pilgrims to wear the jackets and ponchos they packed but did not plan to wear.

Pilgrims in Rio see fellowship as World Youth Day highlight

Jul 24, 2013 - 05:11 pm .- Wind and rain on Copacabana beach did not stop more than half a million young people from experiencing the global nature of the Church at the Opening Mass of World Youth Day on the evening of July 23.

Despite repression, Cuban youth celebrate WYD in Brazil

Jul 24, 2013 - 04:50 pm .- A group of young pilgrims from Cuba have arrived in Brazil to celebrate the 28th World Youth Day despite initial restrictions from their government.

Love of Christ helps us find identity, bishop teaches

Jul 24, 2013 - 03:18 pm .- By experiencing the love of God and sharing it with those around us, we will find the answers to our deepest questions and longings, said Auxiliary Bishop John Sherrington of Westminster.

Blessed Frassati a 'perfect' fit for World Youth Day play

Jul 24, 2013 - 11:21 am .- After being contacted by World Youth Day officials to perform a play going along with this year’s theme, a theater group decided they would have to write and produce their own on Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Pope's unpredictability challenges security planners

Jul 24, 2013 - 06:35 am .- The rules for the Pope’s security during international trips have had to change since Pope Francis was elected, bringing into focus the tension between safety and pastoral priorities.

Pope rearranges Rio schedule to meet with Argentine youth

Jul 24, 2013 - 02:58 am .- Pope Francis has modified his World Youth Day schedule to plan a meeting this Thursday with several thousand young people from his home country of Argentina.

Cardinal Dolan: WYD catechesis will cover 'beautiful themes'

Jul 23, 2013 - 03:36 pm .- Held at each World Youth Day as an opportunity to provide formation for participants, the three catechesis sessions in Rio will delve into the Church’s missionary character, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

Exhausting trip to Rio was 'worth it,' Mozambique youths say

Jul 23, 2013 - 05:06 am .- A group of young people who traveled 18 hours on a plane to make it to Brazil for World Youth Day say the trip was worthwhile just to participate with their peers and hopefully to see the Pope.

Pope very happy with enthusiastic Rio reception

Jul 23, 2013 - 01:58 am .- Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday to a jubilant welcome that at times involved crowds swarming the popemobile, but rather than frightening him, the display of affection made him quite happy.

Singer says WYD offers chance to experience 'global Church'

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.

Bomb found at Aparecida shrine ahead of Pope's visit

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.

World Youth Day participants hope to build peaceful future

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.

Pope Francis' style changes papal flight

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.

Past World Youth Day attendees recall finding vocations

Jul 21, 2013 - 04:30 pm .- As huge crowds of youth flock to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day 2013, some participants from past years are currently living out vocations discovered at the global youth events.

Flash mob organizers hope to unite WYD crowds in Rio

Jul 19, 2013 - 02:08 pm .- Organizers of a massive flash mob in Brazil hope that some two million young people from around the world will dance for Pope Francis before the start of the closing Mass for World Youth Day 2013.

Pope Francis will visit slum, not use popemobile in Rio

Jul 18, 2013 - 01:55 pm .- During next week's World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis will be staying in a modest residency, visiting a slum and traveling without his popemobile.

Pope grieves over WYD bus accident in French Guiana

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:14 am .- Pope Francis shared his condolences after hearing of a deadly traffic accident in French Guiana involving a bus that was taking young people to World Youth Day.

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