Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 29, 2013 / 08:47 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 left a mark on them.
"The vigil was something spectacular," said Yoel Aparicio from Lima, Peru.
"Visiting Brazil isn't just visiting Brazil," he told CNA, "because the Pope asks you to go back to your parish to share everything you have learned."
Aparicio and his friend, Guerson Cruz, belong to the Neocatechumenal Way and arrived in Brazil a week ago, alongside hundreds of others from their movement.