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Pope Francis gives the homily during the closing Mass of WYD, July 28, 2013.

Don't stay 'locked up' in your parish or movement, Pope teaches

Jul 28, 2013

Christians are called to be disciples of Jesus with a mission, going out from their small circles to make disciples... Read more

Pope Francis addresses young people during the July 27 prayer vigil at Copacabana Beach in Rio.

The field of faith is your own heart, Pope tells WYD pilgrims

Jul 27, 2013

Pope Francis told the crowd of pilgrims at World Youth Day's Saturday night prayer vigil that the “field of faith”... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput at the March for Life in Washington, DC.

Never be afraid to share Gospel, Archbishop Chaput tells youth

Jul 26, 2013

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia held three catechetical sessions at World Youth Day, urging youth to follow Christ with humility,... Read more

Paraguayan pilgrims Fabricio, Jose and Diego at World Youth Day, July 23, 2013.

'I hope the Pope sets our hearts on fire,' says Paraguayan WYD pilgrim

Jul 23, 2013

Fabricio, Jose and Diego, three World Youth Day pilgrims from Paraguay, say their deep desire that Pope Francis will set... Read more


Young people with disabilities to perform musical in Rio

Jul 22, 2013

At World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro this week, a group of Peruvian youth with disabilities are set to... Read more


Impoverished youth will give Marian image to Brazilian slum

Jul 22, 2013

A group of 67 young people from the slums in Buenos Aires heading to Brazil for World Youth Day will... Read more


Pope targets 'throwaway culture' during Brazil visit

Jul 22, 2013

Pope Francis said as he flew to Rio de Janeiro that he is going to meet young people and help... Read more

World Youth Day pilgrims at Immaculate Conception Church (

WYD pilgrims help rebuild quake-damaged Chilean church

Jul 21, 2013

Forty Australian World Youth Day pilgrims made a special stop in Chile on Saturday to help rebuild a 200-year-old church... Read more


Pope prays for WYD before famous Marian image

Jul 21, 2013

Two days before his departure to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for World Youth Day, Pope Francis made a surprise trip... Read more