‘Hacktivist’ assault on World Youth Day site provides insights

DENVER, COLO., Mar 2, 2012 (CNA/EWTN News).- 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.

WYD congratulates Fukushima heroes for winning humanitarian award

MADRID, SPAIN, Sep 8, 2011 (CNA).- The organizers of World Youth Day 2011, who were finalists for this year’s Prince of Asturias Award in Spain, have congratulated the winners of the prize, the Heroes of Fukushima.

Madrid World Youth Day's shortcomings offer lessons for Rio

MADRID, SPAIN, Aug 31, 2011 (CNA/EWTN News).- It was one of the most remarkable global manifestations of the Catholic faith in recent memory. But since pilgrims have started returning home from World Youth Day, some are talking about the disorganization they experienced and how the event could be improved.

Spanish street to be named after Benedict XVI

MADRID, SPAIN, Aug 29, 2011 (CNA).- The Spanish town of Pilar de la Horadada will name a street after Pope Benedict XVI in gratitude to residents who opened their homes to young people during World Youth Day.

Peruvian writer admits the West needs Catholicism

MADRID, SPAIN, Aug 29, 2011 (CNA).- Mario Vargas Llosa, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, recently wrote that the success of World Youth Day in Madrid has shown that the West needs Catholicism in order to survive.

New photo book shows impact of World Youth Day Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN, May 7, 2012 (CNA).- At the release of a new photographic book on World Youth Day Madrid 2011, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela recalled the global youth event as a “powerful” opportunity for conversion.

In the face of the storm, Pope Benedict stood strong

ROME, ITALY, Oct 13, 2011 (CNA/EWTN News).- As thunder, lightning and wind whipped through the World Youth Day prayer vigil this past August, Pope Benedict XVI was advised to leave the event three times. But he insisted that if the young people stayed, then he would too.

Madrid profits over $200 million from WYD

MADRID, SPAIN, Sep 27, 2011 (CNA).- The Spanish capital city of Madrid came away with over $200 million in profits after World Youth Day 2011 held this past August, officials said.

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