Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 23, 2013 / 14:36 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.
This year's talks will explore "beautiful themes" centered around the call of all Christians to evangelize, the cardinal told CNA on July 23.
Pilgrims will be divided up into language groups on the mornings of July 24-26 for catechesis, one of the major teaching elements of World Youth Day.
Over 250 bishops from around the world will be leading the catechesis sessions, stationed at different locations throughout the city.