Apr 26, 2013 - 04:18 am .- Pope Francis could issue his first encyclical this year and so far is only planning one international trip in 2013, according to Vatican press office director Father Federico Lombardi.
Apr 8, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- The archbishop of Rio de Janeiro proposed an agenda for Pope Francis' visit to Brazil this summer for World Youth Day which includes a trip to an impoverished neighborhood known as a “favela.”
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- The president of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, has confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Brazil in July to participate in World Youth Day 2013.
Feb 20, 2013 - 04:07 am .- As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to conclude his duties as Holy Father, young Catholics are recalling his marked efforts to renew the faith of the youth throughout the world.
Feb 18, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- A woman who helped cook for the Pope during his visit to Spain in 2011 said the Holy Father looked at those who prepared his meal the way that she looks at her children.
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:50 pm .- Amid news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro said the new Pope elected in the upcoming conclave will attend World Youth Day this summer.
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:12 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will get a bird’s eye view of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro during his visit to the city for World Youth Day 2013.
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- The two symbols of World Youth Day, the pilgrim cross and the icon of the Virgin Mary, will tour the country of Uruguay Dec. 8-13 as part of preparations for the event in Rio de Janeiro next summer.
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Organizers for World Youth Day Rio 2013 said pilgrims and volunteers who have proof of registration in the event will be able to enter Brazil without having to pay for a visa.
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:43 am .- In anticipation of next July’s World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Benedict XVI is challenging young Catholics to be courageous missionaries to their peers.
Oct 25, 2012 - 01:25 pm .- A delegation from the Vatican arrived in Rio de Janeiro Oct. 24 to visit the sites where World Youth Day 2013 will take place and decide on whether to approve them.
Aug 27, 2012 - 03:32 pm .- Organizers for World Youth Day Rio 2013 announced that registration for the event will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Aug 23, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- The official flag of the Olympic Games, on its way from London to Rio de Janeiro's Shrine of Christ the Redeemer, was received by Archbishop Orani Tempesta and World Youth Day volunteers.
Jul 31, 2012 - 02:28 pm .- With exactly one year to go until the 28th World Youth Day begins in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Benedict XVI is praying this August that young people will engage in evangelization.
Jul 13, 2012 - 08:10 pm .- On the evening of July 13, thousands of young people flocked to Rio de Janeiro for the release of the official World Youth Day prayer as preparations for next year's global youth event continue.
Jul 6, 2012 - 01:11 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI could make a stopover in a Spanish-speaking Latin American country during his visit to the region for World Youth Day Rio 2013.
Mar 5, 2012 - 03:45 pm .- On a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day 2013 preparations, a top Vatican official said the conversion of young people is essential for evangelizing formerly Christian societies.
Mar 2, 2012 - 04:01 am .- An internet security firm’s report on an apparent anti-Catholic “hacktivism” attack has renewed interest in an assault on World Youth Day computers in August 2011.
Aug 18, 2011 - 04:01 pm .- Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston has encouraged young people faithfully attend Sunday Mass and to bring their friends to Jesus Christ.
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