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World Youth Day - Rio 2013 - Latest News

Brazil Catholic community leads surging charismatic renewal

Aug 4, 2014 - 08:03 pm .- As a steadily growing movement in the Catholic Church, the Charismatic Renewal includes an estimated 160 million of the world's roughly 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.

Forty-five WYD participants seek refugee status in Brazil

Aug 27, 2013 - 04:25 pm .- Citing religious oppression in their home countries, 45 young people who took part in World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have asked the country for refugee status.

Pope Francis thanks Rio governor for warm welcome at WYD

Aug 26, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has received a letter from Pope Francis offering thanks for the city’s hospitality during his visit in July for World Youth Day.

Despite reports, Vatican organizer says Rio went as planned

Aug 2, 2013 - 10:35 am .- Although the media focused on some of the moments when the Pope’s security team appeared overwhelmed during the World Youth Day, one of the Vatican press office’s coordinators says just one change was made to the schedule and everything else that happened was foreseen.

Boy who embraced Pope receives hero's welcome at school

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.

Archbishop of Rio underscores positive impact of WYD

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. 

Cardinal Turkson links care for environment, human life

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.

World Youth Day vigil was 'spectacular,' say pilgrims in Rio

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.

Cardinal O'Malley to youth: witness by building strong marriages

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.

Lector at Papal WYD Mass says she encountered Church

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.

Make definite commitments, Pope urges youth

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.

'Marks' of Francis' papacy starting to emerge, Vatican spokesman says

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.

Nigerian bishop calls Catholics to be missionaries at home

Jul 28, 2013 - 09:48 am .- Catholics should live out their everyday lives in a way that witnesses to those around them, offering hope in a world of darkness, said Bishop John Ebebe Ayah of Ogaja, Nigeria.

WYD pilgrims learn techniques to defend, explain faith

Jul 27, 2013 - 03:49 pm .- Participants at a World Youth Day training session received a crash course in defending the Catholic faith, both in the media – including social media – and around family members, friends and coworkers.

Bishop: love of Christ must fuel missionary work

Jul 27, 2013 - 12:19 pm .- Our evangelization work must be motivated by a relationship of love with Jesus, an Australian bishop told a group of young English-speaking pilgrims at World Youth Day.

Vocations Fair at WYD seeks to spark reflection

Jul 26, 2013 - 10:12 pm .- A major part of World Youth Day, the 2013 Vocations Fair offers young people examples of those who have responded concretely to God's call through lives of prayer, sacraments and witness.

Jesus wants intimate friendship, Denver archbishop tells youth

Jul 26, 2013 - 09:01 am .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila encouraged young people attending World Youth Day to move beyond having a surface-level friendship with Jesus to know him “profoundly.”

Brazilian family uses WYD as pro-life opportunity

Jul 26, 2013 - 06:14 am .- The Said di Lavor family did not leave their commitment to protecting unborn children at home when they made the trip to World Youth Day in Rio.

Pope adds meeting with youth detainees to schedule

Jul 26, 2013 - 03:41 am .- The Vatican's spokesman says Pope Francis will meet with five local imprisoned youths on Friday morning, and that the Pope has also kept in touch with a group of young inmates that he knew when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Location for World Youth Day vigil changed due to rain

Jul 25, 2013 - 03:59 pm .- After three days of rain in Rio de Janeiro, World Youth Day planners have decided to change the location of the overnight prayer vigil and closing Mass to Copacabana beach.

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