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Felipe Passos speaks at the World Youth Day 2013 prayer vigil.

Wheelchair-bound man moves three million hearts in Copacabana

The young Brazilian Felipe Passos moved the hearts of three million World Youth Day participants, including Pope Francis himself, when... Read more

Pope Francis holds a statue of the Virgin Mary at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida July 24.

Pope Francis: only God’s beauty can attract

Pope Francis told Brazil’s bishops that people will be drawn to the Church only through God’s beauty, recounting how God... Read more

Pope Francis addresses Brazil's leaders in Rio July 27.

Religion is 'leaven' in society, Pope tells Brazil's leaders

Pope Francis told representatives of Brazil’s leadership this morning that governments should affirm the value of religion in society so... Read more


WYD cross and Marian icon arrive in Rio de Janeiro

The World Youth Day Cross and Icon of the Virgin Mary arrived July 6 in Rio de Janeiro, where they... Read more


Brazilian bishops support only peaceful demonstrations

The bishops of Brazil issued a statement expressing their solidarity and support for demonstrations aimed at justice in society only... Read more


Brazilian women's volleyball team celebrates gold with prayer

The Brazilian women's volleyball team, together with the entire coaching staff, knelt down together to pray an emotional “Our Father”... Read more

Young people flood Rio for launch of World Youth Day prayer

On the evening of July 13, thousands of young people flocked to Rio de Janeiro for the release of the... Read more


Pope mourns death of Brazilian cardinal

Pope Benedict grieved with Brazil's Catholics over the death of Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales, who died on July 9... Read more