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WYD13 Song Contest - Entries Close 31 January

Last edited 12th January 2012

The World Youth Day 2013 team is calling on all artists and musicians to get your entries in for the Official WYD Song competition! You have the opportunity to write the words of the official song, that will be played and sung by millions of pilgrims from around the world. Entries close 31 January 2012.

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All About World Youth Day - Podcast on Xt3

Last edited 19th March 2012

Got questions about World Youth Day? You have come to the right place!

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WYD Rio 2013 is Looking for Volunteers

Last edited 12th January 2012

In about a year and a half, World Youth Day 2013 will be celebrated in Rio... and those hoping to volunteer can now sign up! Anyone over 18 years of age is welcome to apply through the official website.

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Rio is More Than Football, Carnival Celebrations and Violence

Last edited 5th January 2012

The next international World Youth Day is set to take place in July 2013 in Rio de Janeiro - a city renowned for its love of football, its passion for partying and at times its violence. However, according to Archbishop Orani João Tempesta, Rio has a lot more to offer than these stereotypes! In a recent interview, the Archbishop spoke about the choice of his city and about how it aims to prepare to welcome the world youth gathering. The Archbishop is well aware of the challenges the city faces, ahead of the huge world events it will be hosting over the next five years.

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Virtual Tour of the 'Christ the Redeemer' Statue in Rio de Janeiro

Last edited 5th January 2012

Rio de Janeiro's 'Christ the Redeemer' statue towers above the great city that will host the 2013 World Youth Day! Take a look at this video for a virtual tour of the statue, which will pose as a popular stop-over for WYD pilgrims as they make their way to Rio.

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Jundiaí Diocese Welcomes the World Youth Day Cross

Last edited 3rd January 2012

The Brazilian diocese of Jundiaí has welcomed the World Youth Day Cross and Icon, as they make their way to Rio de Janeiro for WYD2013. Watch this video to take part in the celebration, as the Cross is welcomed in true Brazilian style!

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iJuventudehe - First App Released for WYD2013 in Rio de Janeiro

Last edited 3rd January 2012

The app “iJuventude” is now available! It is the first smart phone application for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, created by the Archdiocese of Campinas in Brazil. It is currently only available in Portuguese - but should be translated into other languages closer to WYD in July, 2013.

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Concert to Celebrate the Arrival of the World Youth Day Cross in Brazil

Last edited 20th December 2011

Watch this video to see crowds of people in Brazil - young and old, lay and religious - dance with joy at the arrival of the World Youth Day cross! The 2013 World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro is set to have many events like this, as song and dance is a strong feature of the Brazilian culture. Will you be there?

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Christmas in Rio de Janeiro - World's Largest Floating Christmas Tree!

Last edited 22nd December 2011

Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the next international World Youth Day in 2013. The city is renowned for its strong Catholic heritage, which is why it is no surprise that Rio is now home to the world's largest floating Christmas tree! Take a look at this video to witness the great Christmas symbol, as it lights up the city of Rio!

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Dates Confirmed for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro

Last edited 14th December 2011

World Youth Day has been set for July 23-28, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro! The decision was made by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, which is responsible for organizing the event, as well as a local organizing committee from Brazil. The groups are currently meeting in Rome and are expected to shortly release a logo for the next WYD.

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