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Christ the Redeemer statue lit up by green lights in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

Vatican delegation visits locations for 2013 World Youth Day

A delegation from the Vatican arrived in Rio de Janeiro Oct. 24 to visit the sites where World Youth Day... Read more

World Youth Day prilgrims from Brazil.

World Youth Day Rio opens registration Aug. 28

Organizers for World Youth Day Rio 2013 announced that registration for the event will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 28.  Read more


World Youth Day volunteers receive Olympic flag in Rio

The official flag of the Olympic Games, on its way from London to Rio de Janeiro's Shrine of Christ the... Read more


Pope praying youth will answer call to evangelize

With exactly one year to go until the 28th World Youth Day begins in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Benedict XVI... 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


Latin American countries competing for papal visit in 2013

Pope Benedict XVI could make a stopover in a Spanish-speaking Latin American country during his visit to the region for... Read more

Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko speaks at a press conference March 2, 2012 during his visit to the 2013 WYD site of Rio de Janeiro.

At future WYD site, cardinal calls youth key to New Evangelization

On a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day 2013 preparations, a top Vatican official said the... Read more

A screenshot of the World Youth Day Madrid website

‘Hacktivist’ assault on World Youth Day site provides insights

An internet security firm’s report on an apparent anti-Catholic “hacktivism” attack has renewed interest in an assault on World Youth... Read more

Cardinal O'Malley delivers his morning catechesis at San Antonio parish

Cardinal O’Malley encourages youth to bring friends to Jesus

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston has encouraged young people faithfully attend Sunday Mass and to bring their friends to... Read more